Tender

Added on by Rivers.

I remember writing "Milk and honey" and being conscious of a very sharp and permanent dislocation in what I thought songwriting was and should/could be.

I thought songs could only really make sense or be valuable if they were about concrete and full feelings or stories ... things that could be explained and understood. Then I started listening to Glass Animals and that theory was totally dismantled, which allowed me to write "Milk and honey", which is pretty much a collection of amorphous regrets, anxieties and plans. Learning that I could be honest, regardless of how digressive or revealing that honesty was, was like discovering Narnia.

"Settle down" was my emotional state late last year.

I made a conscious decision to be as personal and transparent as possible in it.

There are no metaphors or hidden clues ... I was literally crying all the time.