Dana Falconberry, “Seven Hills”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 04.17.14 in Listen to This

The flip side of a single recorded with Spoon’s Jim Eno, (the A-Side was “Palmless“), “Seven Hills” juxtaposes Falconberry’s small voice over a backdrop of crackling electronics. The song sounds like a lullaby, Falconberry seeing mountains at night and the painted sea during the day, cataloging cities that pass before her eyes then vanish. It’s a song about the sorrow that comes with rootlessness, its deep-blue synthetic instrumentation adding to its quiet, dreamlike feel.