Behind the Song: Please Come Home Soon
...I am in my room, waiting for you...Please Come Home Soon... 💔🌙✨
These are the opening lyrics to the final song on our album, “Everything is Light and Sound.”
Today, we want to share with you a little bit of the process for the songwriting and recording - what this songs means to us and how it came to be. We hope you enjoy!
From Jacqueline: Please Come Home Soon is a very personal song. I didn't expect to put it on our album. It's a song I wrote on my old '80s Casio late one night trying to wait up for Augustus to come home. We've always had such opposite schedules and this season was especially difficult. We were like ships passing in the night; one asleep when the other got home, and then leaving in the morning while the other was still asleep. We would make music for each other and leave it on the 4 track, so we could listen and add to it whenever we were home. After too many days like this, Please Come Home Soon poured out of me in a matter of minutes. I made a quick recording on the 4 track with my vocals and the Casio parts. Almost like a musical love note. One night, when he was home alone, he added a bass part. It was our secret song for a while, until a friend heard it and implored us to release it. I was very hesitant, but eventually we went into our studio with a drummer friend and made the recording that ended up on the album. I still remember sitting on the floor in the studio while Augustus manipulated the effects as I layered my vocals onto the tape. An intimate process for an intimate song.