The Neon Skyline, from Canadian musician Andy Shauf, is a concept album about hearing that his ex is in town. Just as the dawn of a new year brings reflection of the past, this record brings back memories of how things used to be for them. Several listens will reveal the story in more and more detail, but it can just as easily be perceived through passive listening.
Shauf plays all the instruments and creates melodies that take you on a journey of stillness, hope and regret. The real magic is in his unique style of pronunciation - without knowing you'd be hard pressed to guess where he is from.
Look up the lyrics and listen on a slow, still winter day.