I’ve enjoyed listening to Nick Flora’s latest EP, Conversation Hearts, and this song about falling in love in particular:

Conversation Hearts by Nick FloraNick talked on the Future Conversation podcast about trying to write songs on this EP about the more-neglected parts of love: the uncomfortable, difficult, or mundane aspect that are part of love’s daily reality for a lot of people.

The whole song, but particularly the outro/vamp lines, immediately bring to mind falling in love at first sight (“go on / tell me everything / because everything else can wait”). But as someone who will hopefully not ever fall in romantic love ever again, it’s a lot more meaningful to me to think about the experiences I’ve had in the last few years of becoming fast friends with someone who I can share so much with and enjoy their company so much in such a short time. Friendship-love is something that every human will get to experience (hopefully) far more often than romantic love, and whether or not Nick intended it this way, I love how this song captures that feeling.

You can buy Conversation Hearts here.

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Posted by Matthew Loftus

Matthew Loftus teaches and practices Family Medicine in Baltimore and East Africa. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, Comment, & First Things and he is a regular contributor for Christ and Pop Culture. You can learn more about his work and writing at www.MatthewAndMaggie.org

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