While we all impatiently await the day we can go back out into the world and act like we’re ten years younger than we actually are, Caroline Kingsbury’s latest single from her forthcoming Heaven’s Just a Flight LP acts as an apt soundtrack to the feelings of regret at squandering our free time pre-March 2020. The mounting intensity of the reverb-heavy track—which she calls “a lonely dream sequence made out of a drum machine and electric guitar”—is fed by the songwriter’s own remorse at missing out on typical early-twenties misadventures.
“I never stepped foot into a dance club until I was 23,” she shares. “I missed the bus to be a wild child. I went straight from dropping out of college to working in restaurants full-time. My weekend nights were for making tips. But, while I was bussing tables and shuffling between drunk bachelorettes, I would dream of what it would be like to be free…to run around town at night in the arms of whoever and doing whatever. I dreamed of dancing all night.”
Hear the single below, and expect Heaven’s Just a Flight out April 16 via Fortune Tellers.