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Album: Here and Nowhere Else (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • The opener for Here and Nowhere Else, this song also serves as a mission statement for Cloud Nothings. Frontman Dylan Baldi told Radio.com that this is his favorite track from the album, "because it's been kicking around in my head for such a long time, that guitar riff that I didn't know what to do with. At one point, it was almost like a country song when I had no idea what I was doing."
  • Baldi told Cleveland Scene that he wrote the song on "this crappy classical acoustic guitar that I borrowed from my girlfriend's friend."

    He added: "I started writing it in Paris. I like writing on stuff that's hard to play. It's an extra limitation. I can play guitar but I like to have something to struggle against to get a different sound."
  • The song's music video was directed by chillwave pioneer Toro Y Moi's touring guitarist Jordan Blackmon. The clip splices footage found in Los Angeles' Cinefile video store with clips of Toro Y Moi's bassist Patrick Jeffords walking around various LA locations wearing a suit and paper mache head. According to Blackmon, the visual is meant to emphasize the philosophical dilemma of "identity and ego-birth/death."

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