We all have those bands in life that truly resonate with our youthful angsty days—bands that take us back to a simpler time when our biggest concern was looking for inspiration. For me that band was Rilo Kiley.
Rilo Kiley’s new song “Let Me Back In” streams today as a teaser for their upcoming rarities album “RKives,” but those who were standing in the Santa Monica Civic Center in 2007 can attest to how emotional it feels to hear Jenny Lewis sing about coming home to her birthplace: Los Angeles.
The song, aptly titled “Let Me Back In,” is both an apology and a love song about the city she grew up in—a dual impulse Angelinos know well. She explains it beautifully as she sings, “But when the palm trees bow their heads no matter how wrong I have been LA you always let me back in.”
Simple but sweet, the acoustic song resonates a bit with all of us—we all at one point took where we were from for granted, however home inspired us and made all of us who we are today. Check out the song over at SPIN and look for the album “RKives” in stores April 2nd via One Little Record Co.