Emily Sprague’s lyrics have a way of making bold declarations and then slyly retracting. On “Vacation,” the lead single from Florist’s forthcoming Holdly EP, she sings: “If I’ve ever been in love before, and I’m pretty sure I have…,” a crisp and memorable clarification of meaning. She uses the same tactic on “Cool And Refreshing”: “And I’m trying to be good, but I’m done,” Sprague states emphatically. But then: “No, wait, just kidding, I’m not.” Her songs are more stream-of-consciousness than their structure lets on, and this lets the band pivot around these mini-realizations, when her mouth catches up with her mind. There are a few of those kinds of moments on this new track, and they hit just as hard every time: “Like memories, forgiveness, and the light inside my eyes/ It’s terrifying, it’s totally fine,” “Well, I don’t think my life will ever make me as happy as Kaaterskill Creek.” It gives the song a kind of barreling emotional momentum, until it wraps up definitively: “And that won’t fade away.” The song is about embracing the past as a way to get by, knowing that these memories are fallible and impermanent, but still deciding to cling on any way because it’s what feels the best. Listen below.