Although Massachusetts is the state I live in, you don't need to be a New Englander to fall in love with this feathery tune.
“Massachusetts” feels earthy and grounded. Handsome Ghost always pulls back when things start to feel like a little too much. And just when you think the duo is going to crank up the volume, it softens up instead, and you're brought back down to the ground.
Overall, the stunning track easily strings every element along. Like the piano, which adds another lovely layer and helps build the song. It’s the perfect addition to a coffee shop playlist. (Throw it in there with Caamp and Gregory Alan Isakov.)
The duo romanticizes the suburbs, which I've never heard anyone do so well before. Take these lines, for example: “I'll go back to Massachusetts / find myself a house with a backyard.”
But if Massachusetts isn’t your dream destination, it’s still a wanderlust song that makes you want to pack your bags and head for somewhere else.