It’s been such a wonderful weekend! I had a job interview at a place that’s perfect for me and it went really well, I’m pretty sure I got the job. My sister and I took a trip to Idaho to check out Rexburg, the BYU Idaho campus, and the apartments I’ll be living in this fall/winter and went to a cute/tiny farmer’s market there. On our way back home we stopped by the potato museum. It was quite informative to say the least. When I got back home there was a graduation present for me in the driveway. I can finally drive myself anywhere, anytime! Freedom!
Last fall, the singer’s Omaha community lost an old friend to suicide. Stricken, he wrote “The Ladder Song” in two days. He recorded the track with his own outdated keyboard, passing over the studio’s grand piano to preserve the feeling of his first takes at home. Amidst the dreamy imagery and alien references elsewhere on the album, the spare, melancholy song provided a human touch. “It seemed like the missing piece,” he said, “but I didn’t know there was a piece missing.