This dude makes the sickest pop jams without ever coming completely across as a retro enthusiast. Heartbeats is near perfect. His name is George. Go to his bandcamp and give him some money.
Every couple of years I reread the series and every time I tell myself it’s going to be different…. Then “Alas” finally comes along and I get to that one part near the end….in the snowy woods at the tree…. and every time I cry like a goddamn baby.