In September Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3) released his latest album, Palindrome Hunches. A few weeks later I came across this post on Nowness featuring the video for the single “Hey Daydreamer” (posted to Nowness on me & Geoff’s wedding day, where we danced to a Mojave 3 song in front of everyone —just an adorable coincidence for me). I’ve spent the past few months thinking about it and trying to articulate what it is about this song that makes me listen to it on repeat, but because I am not so good at confessional writing, I’ll just say that this song fills me with hope. It’s pretty rare that a song will affect me in the way it might have when I was younger, so when it happens I embrace it wholeheartedly. “It’s about chasing rainbows, but not really chasing them, just dreaming, dreaming about chasing them.”
I love the video, directed by Hilary Walsh and starring Nastassia Lindes, as well, with its deeply carefree feel, toothy grins, and sun flare. It feels like a collection of snapshots of a relative when she was 19. The start of something beautiful in this lonely world.