Song of the Week: The Antlers – “It Is What It Is”

The Antlers return with a new, chill anthem.

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from The Antlers. The band has been on an indefinite hiatus since they dropped their fifth album, Familiars, in 2014. At least, they were on break until now! “It Is What It Is” is a remarkable return, bringing across that floating, relaxing vibe that makes up the best of their music. It’s one of those songs you could passively zone out to, or alternatively focus on to enjoy all the intricate details.

With bright piano melodies, slide guitar and beautiful, deep waves of horn, it offers a comforting bed of music for Peter Silberman’s hushed vocals on accepting regrets. “It considers what might have changed had you handled things differently back then, and the reluctant acceptance that it’s too late for all that now. It’s the inevitability of changing seasons, transitions that feel like loss in the moment, but come to represent growth over time,” said Silberman.

“It Is What It Is” is out now.