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.

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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