Your pulse ceases and the clocks stop as in the moment your heart breaks. If You Went Away is a gorgeously cinematic song from Daniel Wilson, who this weak has unveiled his new EP Boy Who Cried Thunder, available to stream in full on Soundcloud.
If You Went Away is a deadly ear worm of a track, it gently winds its way into your mind with a gently winding piano and vocal intro that gives way to Kate Bush-esque widescreen dramatics as the orchestral arrangements that kick in halfway through. Wilson's vocals betray a fragility, and the production a confidence that makes this music shine. It feels like the soundtrack to a trip to the airport where you plan to beg the love of your life not to get on the plane.
Listen to If You Went Away below, or check out the full EP on Soundcloud here.