Pop songs have piled up clever metaphors for dashed romances and heartbreak since the first time Elvis Aron Presley swiveled his hips. Some are better than others, to be sure. To alight on a new metaphor that borders on genius? Friends, that’s something special. This brings me to the new single from New Zealand band the Beths, “Expert in a Dying Field.” Consider the following:
You can’t let go, you can’t stop, can’t rewind
Love is learned over time
‘Til you’re an expert in a dying field
Expert in a Dying Field, the new album from the Beths, is scheduled for release in September.