Songs for the Interlude Issue (a selection)

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We’re hard at work on Half Mystic Journal’s Issue VI: Interlude, dear friends, and we can’t wait to share this gorgeous liminal compilation with you. If you want to take part in the magic, submissions to HMJ remain open until November 26th. Do send us your best writing & music, the sort that lingers in the space between movements & breaths. We’ll hold it with the softest of hands.

If you haven’t preordered your copy of Issue VI yet, what are you waiting for? This issue features the voices of Devin Kelly, Nicholas Bon, Jill Mceldowney, Chelsea Dingman, Donna Vorreyer, Hazem Fahmy, Gillian Herrin, Margaryta Golovchenko, Mark J. Mitchell, Diannely Antigua, David Anthony Sam, Dana Alsamsam, Julia Dasbach, Sara Hovda, Ariana D. Den Bleyker, Emma Watson, Give Me Motion, Jenna Kohut, Quinn Lui, The Woodlands, Joyanna M, & more. You’ll find yourself inside of it at once heavy & weightless, brilliantly enclosed in the beauty of silence.

While you wait, though, we’re pleased to share a little playlist with you of our fondest & most aching interludes, the music the Half Mystic team is spinning on repeat as we compile this issue for you. A selection of songs for Issue VI: Interlude—the keystrokes of transitory—the movement in the rest—the inhale before the storm…

“I Forget Where We Were” by Ben Howard

hello love, my invincible friend
hello love, the thistle and the burr
hello love—for you, I have so many words
but I forget where we were

“Wait” by M83

there’s no end, there is no goodbye
disappear with the night
no time

“Waves” by Dean Lewis

there is a swelling storm
and I’m caught up in the middle of it all

“Bus Stop” by Graham Coxon

walk a fine line
don’t follow me

“Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy

so you're gone and I'm haunted
and I bet you are just fine
did I make it that easy to walk right in and out
of my life?

“That’s Okay” by the Hush Sound

and when you're gone, will they love you the same?
if not, that's okay

“Otherside” by Perfume Genius

even your going
let it find you
even in hiding
find it knows you

“715 – CRΣΣKS” by Bon Iver

low moon don the yellow road
I remember something
that leaving wasn't easing all that heaving in my vines

“Circles” by the Young Romans

if we can find a way to start the chase again
we might rediscover love when
we circle ‘round the bend

“Blue Motorbike” by Moto Boy

I know a secret place
where the rock steeps into sea
will you go there with me tonight?
we can dive into the black and eerie blue

“O” by Coldplay

a flock of birds
hovering above
just a flock of birds
that’s how you think of love

“Switzerland” by Daughter

and you let it go
and I let it go

“Dreams” by the Cranberries

and now I tell you openly
you have my heart, so don't hurt me
you're what I couldn't find

“Apricots” by Diet Cig

I wanna kiss you in the middle of a party
I wanna cause a scene

“Long & Lost” by Florence + The Machine

are all those bridges now old stone?
is it too late to come on home?
can the city forgive? I hear its sad song

“A Horse Named Cold Air” by Mitski

I thought I'd traveled a long way
but I had circled
the same old sin