You want the words to create feelings, and also these intense visuals. As a person who writes lyrics, it’s not always about literal heartbreak, but rather the negative space and the feelings around it. How do you describe a feeling without saying “this is the feeling”? How do you take something completely natural, that will eventually transfer to the listener, but not just settle for that instant feeling of “you hurt me,” and go to an imaginary landscape instead? It’s the most intense task.
Interview with Beach House. [via Pitchfork]