There are two songs on The Upsides of Falling that remind me of hot summer days as kid. The first is “Unicorn.” I’m a little concerned at what's going on with the line, “Always happy when I’m with you, maybe I’m related. Don’t hold back what you feel.” It's one thing in Game of Thrones, and it's another thing here. I mean, do what you want I guess, but I won't condone it.
The lyrics, however, aren’t what make me think of any summer day I had growing up. It’s the pacing of the song with its all or nothing nature. It is going 100 mph or it’s moving at a snail’s pace. And there’s no better description of what a summer day is like for a kid. You are either going nonstop or there is nothing happening. There is no in between.
The second song that reminds me of a summer day is “Where Do We Go Now?” There’s something about the simple guitar noodling midway through this song that reminds me of chilling in the shade of a tree down by the creek on a hot summer day, exploring to you heart's content. No concept of time, just whatever is going down by the creek.
Potential incest aside, The Upsides of Falling a fun little four-song EP that might or might not improve your reading comprehension.
*Pure Colour by Sheila Heti if you want to check it out.