Space Song

Album: Depression Cherry (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • "Space Song" is Victoria Legrand's internal dialogue following a breakup. She's in her own space, hence the song title.
  • During the verses, Legrand reflects on her pain.

    Tender is the night
    For a broken heart


    Her naivety at believing in an idealized relationship.

    You wide-eyed girls
    You get it right


    And realizes her man wasn't truly in love with her.

    Were you ever lost?
    Was she ever found?
    Somewhere in these eyes


    She wonders if their romance had been the real deal. He never fully committed to their union, and Legrand was never truly lost in him, but she's still heartbroken that her partner won't be around anymore to comfort her.

    Who will dry your eyes
    When it falls apart?
  • The chorus comprises the repeated phrase "fall back into place," with Legrand looking forward to healing her emotional wounds and returning to her old life before she fell in love.
  • Legrand and her Beach House partner Alex Scally wrote and recorded "Space Song" for their fifth studio album, Depression Cherry. They laid down the record between November 2014 and January 2015 at the Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

    Legrand and Scally co-produced Depression Cherry with co-producer Chris Coady, who'd worked on the band's past two albums.
  • Depression Cherry received favorable reviews from music critics. Blare magazine, Diffuser.fm and Under The Radar all rated it as one of the Top 10 albums of 2015.
  • "Space Song" became a sleeper hit after going viral on TikTok in early 2021. Fans uploaded videos that showed dramatic irony, creating a new audience for Beach House's surrealistic dream-pop music.
  • Several films and TV shows have used the song. They include:

    The 2018 Amazon Prime Romantic science fiction film Zoe in a scene where the title character explains that the pharmaceutical experiment works.

    2016 Season 1, episode 4 of comedy-drama Atlanta (The Streisand Effect). The song plays at the beginning of the episode on Earn's (Donald Glover) headphones while he's lying on the couch, staring down the barrel of a revolver pistol.

    2022 Season 1, episode 3 of Netflix's supernatural comedy-horror drama Wednesday. It plays when the titular character shows up at the town square carrying her cello.

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