Meteor Shower

Album: Still Come The Night (2022)
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Songfacts®:

  • This moving track from Alison Sudol's debut album is a spoken-word recollection of the morning she and her partner returned home after the former A Fine Frenzy singer suffered a miscarriage.

    "Musically, it started out incredibly bare bones and wasn't much more than synth in the studio. It was nothing really," she explained in a 2022 Songfacts interview. "Chris [Hyson, producer] and I both heard what that song was gonna be very early on, even though there was not much to it. When I heard it, I felt there was something in the color of the synth that echoed the morning after when we got back from the hospital and were staying at my friend's farm. The way everything looked and felt was echoed in the music. It was easy. Not all songs are easy."
  • The haunting music video, directed by Paris-based artist Federico Nessi, captures Sudol alone in a dismal space as she performs looking directly into the camera. As she tells her story, she practices EFT tapping, an alternative acupuncture technique used to reduce anxiety and stress.

    Sudol told Songfacts how Nessi became involved in the project. "He Instagrammed that he was listening to my old music," she remembered. "I said, 'Do you want to hear something current?' and sent him the record. He responded so viscerally and immediately. We had beautiful discussions about how to visually represent the gravity of what the album is about but not be too on the nose. From the get-go, he wanted to make a video for 'Meteor Shower.' It happened very naturally. He introduced me to tapping which is an interesting way of processing grief and trauma and thought that would be a nice physical representation of trying to move through something hard. It was a beautiful day and experience."
  • This is the album's second single, following "Peaches."

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