Mortality is a ripped cord both connecting us to each other and to the hereafter, a transitory place about which no one knows anything. “When I was thirteen, a friend of mine died / That’s when I realized that we aren’t here forever,” sings Gayle in her new song. “god has a sense of humor” approaches the existential dread with a razor, so sharp it cuts literally everything in its path. Like death, ruin is left behind, yet we know nothing of it once it strikes. “Guess it’s kinda funny that there’s things I’ll never know,” she shrugs. It’s a truth that just… haunts you.
Listen to “god has a sense of humor” below.