Days Of Candy (track) by Beach House
Days Of Candy appears on the following album(s) by Beach House:
- Depression Cherry (track #9) (this album) (2015)
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This song is my favorite Beach House track and it isn't even close.
In my eyes, Depression Cherry is a cornerstone of Beach House's aesthetic -- it's a window into moments of fleeting beauty.
Days of Candy wraps up this idea beautifully. More than anything, this song is longing and nostalgic; the beautiful, transcendent love that runs throughout the record (beginning right away with Levitation) has come to an end, ("just like that, it's gone") and the narrator bids it a fond farewell. The magic is coming to a bittersweet close and the narrator watches it fade away ("I know it comes too soon...the universe is riding off with you"). However, instead of wallowing in pain and self-pity, Victoria's character chooses to stamp this ending with a declaration of love ("a little bit of you, I keep it close to me").
The music itself is simply gorgeous. In many ways, it is two tracks rolled into one -- the gorgeous choir introduction is pure raw melancholy and sets the tone for the overall landscape of this track. The ending is a powerful, repetitive finale that reaches an ultimate dreamy crescendo (not terribly unlike their previous closer, "Irene") before fading away.