Most songs I hear pass by like cars on a busy road. My ears will vaguely detect them in the background while I’m doing a bit of shopping or when they’re playing on the radio as I sit in the back of an Uber, absent-minded. Sometimes, however, a track creates a world in which you temporarily exist. These Things We Gather by Banfi is one of those songs.
It’s hard to describe this piece of music. It isn’t exactly traditional, as it feels more like a constantly evolving journey than a standard dream-pop track. This lack of structure is a good thing. With a slow and calm start, These Things We Gather swells around a minute in. Before you know it, you’ll be lost within the musical landscape that Banfi has created. Haunting yet uplifting, it’s a tightly and expertly produced piece of work that will please audiophiles everywhere while inviting in listeners from various walks of life with its endearing relatability.
A song that concerns itself with the theme of regret, you get a sense that it was written in a state of flow. This lends itself to the subject matter, as grief is a human experience that we all share, at least on some level. These Things We Gather tackles this effectively and powerfully. Taken from the album Colour Waits In The Dark, it’s a prime example of why you should allow yourself to get lost in music every now and then. When you come back, you’ll feel better for it.