We introduced differen times DRALMS, the project of the Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Christopher Smith. Five years after Shook, he announced the release of his sophomore album. Love Writes Itself is out on February 14th. “Plants Behind Glass” is the first excerpt. According to the press release, it engages with our ability to see a lost cause only once the damage is done, only after the effort was made. The song is embellished with a glowing nostalgia, while acknowledging – even missing – the naivety which new love brings.

“Plants Behind Glass” is a reflection on longing, but at its core, it asks why so often the more we want something the more we push it away. It questions what is in our control, and what is seemingly out of our hands, and how despite our best efforts, we end up in the exact place we don’t want to be. Why is it that where we were or what we had isn’t clear until it’s gone and over? In the end, has the story written itself? 

Listen below.