Jónsi: Boy Lilikoi
It’s hard for me to pin down just why I’ve come back to this song – there are so many parts that I just love about it. There’s the slow build from a twinkling keyboard, leading to a single voice against a guitar… ultimately building to a thudding percussion and a chorus of voices/falsettos.
There is a definite Spring/Summer vibe to this song, I think. Or at least, it’s the vibe I’m projecting onto it. Hearing this song makes me think of the outdoors, of car rides and long distances. It’s the feeling of traveling somewhere with a friend or a loved one, and that moment when you realize how contented you are by the journey itself, regardless of whatever destination awaits.
Here’s a studio version of the song:
And here’s a live version: