We have been posting a track-by-track analysis of our album “Boredom and Joy” in sequence. Keep checking back for new descriptions. Here’s Antonia’s analysis of the album’s ninth track:
“Time and Place”
This one was a dark little ditty that came out during a long band jam session and sort of bewitched all of us but we didn’t quite know what to make of it. The demo had a shadowy magic to it, and I think the song reminded us fondly of the vibe of “No Nations”, so the song kept surviving the cut as we narrowed down approximately 60 song, song ideas to send to our shortlist of potential producers. Emery Dobyns, our producer extraordinaire, also became enchanted with the tune and his enthusiasm for it earned him serious brownie points with us, though I couldn’t say exactly why….we just liked that he liked it. It seemed to enforce some sort of understanding between us of the feeling a song should have.
I often think back on my life in a series of moments in time and place, and how I felt in those moments. Sometimes time and place can collide in a serendipitous explosion of connection, opportunity, fortune and chance. Sometimes time and place meet and make a pocket of possibility for something to unfold, for better or for worse.