There’s a recipe to creating a tear-stopping breakup song and Chicago foursome Speck Mountain have perfected it in “Slow So Long.” The gloom-pop track, from their upcoming record Badwater, contains gauzy atmospherics, moody guitars, and tender vocals delivered with a lot of feeling. “[The song] was written about the ending of relationships to things that should have ended a long time ago; human relationships, and also drugs,” guitarist Karl Briedrick told Hive. “Our upcoming release Badwater is about the death of relationships, and the crazy things we do to fill up the void once they are over.” Even though they’re lamenting a failed partnership and its ensuing darkness, Speck Mountain keep a cool restraint and let a lot of light into the airy track.
Stream “Slow So Long” below:
Speck Mountain - Slow So Long