Nah… – Apple Blossoms
In the garden, growth has its seasons. First comes Spring and Summer, but then we have Fall and Winter. And then we get Spring and Summer again. As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden. — Chance, Being There
When one’s worldview is a garden, the botanical cycle becomes a template on which every human experience may be imprinted. Life, Love, the fortunes of your favorite sports team, the national economy – all are subject to growth, recession, and re-birth if the roots are strong.
In ‘Apple Blossoms,’ Nah… explores a relationship that has receded but has yet to reseed. And while the cycle in question is probably Love, the lyrics apply equally to a couple of a Certain Age, once vital, who now stare ungently into that long Good Night.
We’ve noticed we’re no longer
on the blooming side of life.
We’ve lost our glow in places
When the fruit was turning ripe…
‘Apple Blossoms’ springs to life with a sharply echoing guitar and swings through the boughs with a melodiously retro upbeat urgency, the perfect soundtrack for a reboot of Tammy, Carol Danvers to play Debbie Reynolds and her alter-ego Sandra Dee.
Nah… self-describes as ‘a DIY project of Amsterdam-based music-blogger Estella Rosa and Münster-based psychotherapist Sebastian Voss.’ Proudly and unapologetically twee, the two ‘make janglepop with quotes and references of pop/indie culture with a wink.’ Today’s track marks their third Song of the Day; we previously featured ‘Summer’s Failing’ and ‘Road Trip,’ both released in 2018. And for those of you keeping score at home, Estella and Sebastian have never met!
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