It was a half hour walk from my house to hers under the pale green glow of streetlamps. Across quiet streets and dark empty parks to her waiting open bedroom window. I remember the tingles of anticipation. The warmth and comfort of her arms. The time before our young tender hearts were indelibly creased with the scar tissue of sadness.
Nostalgia is defined as,
a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations
Swedish duo Almost Honey’s beautiful pop song “Sweetest Thing” triggers that powerful sense of nostalgia.
This song’s strength is in its familiarity and it is heartbreakingly familiar. Stina Janson and Josefin G Nilsson’s vocal harmonies resonate within a shared human experience. The brief moments of vulnerability between two people that transcend the fear of being exposed. An intimacy untouched by the noise of the outside world. These are the infinite moments of inimitable beauty we pursue. The carefully constructed synth lines of “Sweetest Thing” are a cinematic bridge across our common ache of loneliness. Sparse single notes are held and shimmer during the break down. The bright stars in our memories that continue to live “For a thousand years”.
In the dim warm light of my girlfriend’s bedroom, we played Patti Smith’s album “Easter” over and over and whenever I hear “Because The Night” I still think of her. I only hope that somewhere “Sweetest Thing” is the soundtrack to a future memory held as a precious gift between two teenage hearts.
Added "Sweetest Thing" to our Spotify playlist.
By Bruce Wilson
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