You idly look across the bar…and see your ex. Despite what you’ve told your friends — you’re just so over it — or what you’ve told yourself, there it is again, that “feeling” you thought had dissipated. So reset the emotional ‘days since you’ve thought about it’ count, and give “Almost Back” a listen, for everyone’s been there, and from the sound of it, “everyone” includes dance music’s resident feels generator, Kaskade.
Kaskade, Lokii, and featured vocalist Phoebe Ryan collectively translate that “feeling” into song, making for a lyrically confessional and tonally lighthearted release that unabashedly acknowledges that getting over an ex is an emotionally cyclical process, and one that is almost always regressive. Shimmering, upbeat synth work and a gentle supporting piano melody effect an optimism that underscores the state of being “Almost Back” as one admirable in its own right, given its attempted future orientation.