Sean Croft grew up in Melbourne Beach, Florida, a town of 3,000 according to the 2010 Census. The town’s a far cry from the places where he spent the past few years: Washington DC, Mozambique, and Paris. Now, Croft’s moving back to DC, where he attended college and played in local rock band A Born Idler.
Naturally, all this moving around breeds feelings of nostalgia and ruminations on the passing of time. Those themes inform today’s premiere, “You Said,” which is featured on Croft’s upcoming EP (Sept. 1) bearing the same title. His 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.”
Check it below.