I’ve got nothing against parties, nightclubs, pub crawls, or any event that involves a lot of people staying up until the sun rises. But as great as those things are, there is something equally and oppositely great about an evening spent alone at home. Especially when you plan it well in advance.
You know exactly which movie you’re going to download. You know exactly what kind of food you’re going to have delivered. You know exactly what type of drink you’re going to enjoy while you soak in the bath. You know that you’ll probably be asleep embarrassingly early, but you don’t care.
But most importantly, you know that within minutes of getting home, you will be in your pyjamas while everyone else worries about what they’re going to wear when they go out tonight.
What makes this a beautiful song:
1. The nice crunchy moment at 0:56, followed by a big high note in the sopranos a few seconds later. This is the sound of you stretching as you walk through the front door.
2. The way the voices keep echoing each other, like they do on the words “O bleib bei uns” starting at 1:52. This is the sound of your socks being thrown in slow-motion towards the laundry hamper.
3. The way Rheinberger keeps throwing cadences that don’t quite resolve, like the one at 2:56. This is the sound your eyes make as they almost close for the night, only to pop lazily back open to try and get through the movie you’re watching.
Recommended listening activity:
Politely declining an invitation to a night out.