"Following the Sun" by M.I.L.K.

Fond memories
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” is an oft-quoted platitude that is much easier said than done. While it’s unclear if its members are actually able to practice this behavior in real life, Danish pop collective M.I.L.K. has been able to reflect the notion in their music. Their 2016 release “Following the Sun” feels like the fond reflection on a blissful summer romance that is forced to come to an end too soon, with an appreciation for how lucky the pair was to have experienced such a romance, right alongside the inability to accept that it has to end. 
The track is filled with funky basslines, steel drums, bright pecks of brass, and slowly noodling guitar, giving it a happy, tropical, endless summer feel, reflecting the joy of the soon-to-be expiring relationship, but dreamy synths and lead singer Emil Wilk’s subdued velvety voice give the song a tinge of longing and sadness, acknowledging that although what they had was beautiful, it is, in fact, coming to an end. Wilk sings about what could be if they were able to stay together, and speaks of moving onto new beaches so the summer never has to end, but, like all summer romances, the song slowly fades off into the sunset, living on forever in memory but never seeing the light of day again.