Simple, Yet Indescribable | “Dust” by You’ll Never Get to Heaven


Mike Merucci, Writer/Volunteer

Four years separated from their album Images, dream pop duo You’ll Never Get to Heaven is back with as much winding, hazy mystery as ever. Their new track “Dust,” which serves as the lead single for their upcoming album Wave Your Moonlight Hat for the Snowfall Train, still holds their consistently quiet, minimal sound. This new installment of their blissful, slightly-haunting instrumentation blends perfectly with the whispers of vocalist Alice Hansen. It’s all so great to hear again. 

Tracks like “Dust” are so difficult to put into words. Terms like mist, cloud or haze can be thrown around; the streams it sends into the heart can be described as tingling, but that doesn’t capture enough. With tracks like this, I prefer not to come in desiring to make sense of what I’m hearing. Diving into the mystery with no intention of understanding often creates a stronger sense of understanding in the end, whether it is personal or what the artist intended. 

And so I won’t go into the track any further. It’s beautiful and mystifying just as You’ll Never Get to Heaven has always been, but harder for me to describe than ever, which is incredible because it’s such a simple track. Simple, yet so difficult to pin down. I’m sure the rest of Wave Your Moonlight Hat for the Snowfall Train will adopt its mystique.