Mykonos (track) by Fleet Foxes

Mykonos by Fleet Foxes
Year: 2008
From the album Sun Giant (track #4)
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From 02/16/2016 10:53
wonderful song, close to perfection
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From 06/22/2014 06:21
The beautiful harmonies beginning during the bridge midway and running throughout the second half of the piece are astonishingly immaculate. The perfect execution and editing/mastering process involved in capturing these moments makes the piece so soothing and skin-tingling; it's hard for "Mykonos" to be disagreeable.

"Mykonos" - and the entire EP at large, moreover - suggests and anticipates Fleet Foxes' successful and critically-acclaimed full-length releases FLEET FOXES and HELPLESSNESS BLUES. While quite possibly providing us with their most tantalizing listening experience of simple but effective folk melody, silky vocals, and gentle acoustic approach. It swells to a climax of a capella sections and satisfying instrumental levels, for a well-rounded phonic affair.

And while the composition is very pleasant, it's hard to ignore the darkness surrounding the meaning of "Mykonos". Riddled with brilliant nature-related metaphor-like representations and ancient myth-related allusions, we see an argument between two friends - the narrator, and his audience (his "brother") - unfolding into a story of acceptance, redemption, and forgiveness. The audience's acceptance that he is an addict and must seek rehabilitation. Redemption in the form of the audience's recovery in a welcoming place of revitalizing sunlight and soft shores (Mykonos). And the narrator's forgiveness (an ancient gate) of the "mess [the audience] made".

Come to think of it, the song is really heavy in content yet so pacifying on the surface. The listener has to dig deeper to get the full value of the song. Fleet Foxes probably wanted to pass across to the listener a calm and controlled method of dealing with strained friendships, especially those resulting in something as harmful (both psycho-socially and physically) as drug dependencies. It's this contrasting element of pretty musicality and darker themes that sets "Mykonos" apart as one of the most unique of its kind since 2008.
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From 03/02/2014 07:32
My favourite Fleet Foxes song.
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From 01/05/2014 02:48
One of the best Fleet Foxes tracks
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From 09/27/2012 05:07
Best Fleet Foxes track, and one of my overall personal favorites. The "Brother you don't need to turn me away" line gives me goosebumps every time.
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From 10/31/2011 20:17
This is one of my favourite tracks of all time
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