Beach House recorded Depression Cherry in early 2015 at the Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, where a variety of famous names from Louis Prima and Perry Como to Marilyn Manson have laid down tracks . For its closing song, "Days of Candy," they hired eight singers from the local Pearl River Community College to create a choir that contributes a 24-part harmony.
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."