Earlier this month, Bad Suns released a new song amid the second round of their US tour dates. “This Was a Home Once” carries a heavy bittersweet burden. This song tells the melancholy story of revisiting a childhood home that has now become broken. The lyrics are emotional and nostalgic, as they try to make sense of the collapse of the place where it all began. But though there is sadness in a broken home, it served its purpose as the foundation of growing up and moving on.
“This Was a Home Once” is similar to “20 Years” and “Maybe We’re Meant to be Alone” in sound and vibe. These songs show off the band’s more mellow and emotional side, with “This Was a Home Once” falling into that same bracket. True to Bad Suns fashion, this song features drums that groove and drifting guitar riffs. “This Was a Home Once” will have you feeling nostalgic for the things from your past that you still yearn for.