Track of the Day: 'You Said'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Above is the premiere of the music video for Sean Croft’s latest EP, You Said, which is available for free download on SoundCloud. From The Daily South:

[Sean Croft’s] specific fusion of folk and synth rock blends past and present, much like his lyrics. Says Croft, “Like the other songs on the EP, ‘You Said’ centers on themes of nostalgia, forgetfulness, and the passage of time. It’s about someone—the narrator—who is approached by a stranger claiming to be a childhood friend. The narrator isn’t sure whether the stranger is telling the truth or not, but can almost imagine the moments they might have shared, but which have now been lost. The narrator starts thinking about the past and tries to avoid becoming overwhelmed by nostalgia, but since every day seems to pass more and more quickly, s/he realizes that it’s difficult to hold onto a concrete present.”

Sean’s next show is at Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge in Washington, DC, on September 11. ​Have a new track to recommend for our daily feature? Email