"Halo (Disappear/Reappear)" is the second track on Noah Gundersen's sophomore album, Carry the Ghost
The song started out as an acoustic ballad reminiscent of the Fleet Foxes that Gundersen wrote about a year before recording the album. But once he was with his band in the studio, the tune took a louder direction.
"The crescendo with the yelling vocals, it was something that was actually my bass player and engineer's idea," Gundersen explained in his Songfacts interview
. "It was just to change up the monotony of the tune, and then all of a sudden the whole thing came to life."
He continued about their creative breakthrough, "It was a cool moment in the studio because we'd spent most of the day working on this song, and it felt like it hadn't really gone anywhere until that idea came about."