We all know the feeling of the crash after a party, especially if it happens to have been a particularly lengthy party into the early morning. “Post Party Depression” from The Hand That Wields It is an abstract interpretation of that emotion: slow-moving, cloudy, melancholy. Largely instrumental, the track uses sparse vocals as effects to duplicate the sadness and confusion.
“This song was my exercise in self control,” Brian Byrne, the New York City producer behind the track says. “I have a tendency to over explain myself lyrically, so I wanted to find a way to say as much as I could with as few words as possible and let the atmosphere really elevate the lyrics.”