Chicago piano-rock outfit Santah have a talent for making breakup songs that aren’t total downers. One of them, “Indigo” — the single from their sophomore album You’re Still a Lover — is a catchy open-hearted goodbye that you could even throw on at a party. With its lovelorn narrative buried beneath clinking keys and reverb, the song has a duality that is both somber and escapist. “It’s a dark wedding march about watching the person you love walk down the aisle with someone else and trying to come to terms with it,” singer Stanton McConnell tells Hive. “You cannot accept it yet you completely love this person. The song captures the pushing and pulling of these two sentiments and the mechanisms you employ to help deal with it: escapism, rationalization, and downright begging.” Yet, McConnell delivers the lyrics with an enviable ease. It’s not often that songs this versatile come along.
You’re Still a Lover is out October 16. Stream “Indigo” below:Santah - Indigo