mp3: "Coast" - Shannon Lay
On "Coast" Shannon Lay makes one of the most beautiful odes to coastal living you'll ever hear. It's a track of swiftly changing ideals and speeds, all the while visuals of a coastal day play out. The rapidly paced strings that begin the track give way to subdued speed and Lay's heartbreaking whisper before rushing back in. Like the crash of ocean waves or standing at the shore watching the tide roll in, "Coast" is a reflection of the ocean it owes its heart to, rolling over and changing, angry but beautiful. "Darling, I'm telling you, I belong by the sea," Lay declares over and over at the song's conclusion, and her pleas are so sincere, so hushed that you know she means every word. You can pre-order her album Lay out 9/22 now.