Nothing lasts forever. It’s a cliché we’ve all heard a thousand times, be it in a song, a movie or a half-assed attempt to make us feel better. This phrase with a normally cynical adage takes on a refreshing new context in indie pop duo Flora Cash’s newest single, “Nothing Lasts Forever (And It’s Fine).” The track is all about coming to terms with the end of a relationship, but does so by accepting – almost happily – the inevitability of change.
While the upbeat track seems to cast a more positive light on this generally depressing issue, the lyrics still explore feelings of doubt, of second-guessing, and of pain. Ultimately, though, the lyrics lead to an embrace of change, rather than aversion to it. The track is also an amalgam of musical styles, drawing elements from pop, folk and singer-songwriter. The song starts with a pop/rock vibe reminiscent of Ratatat, but ends with a laid-back singer-songwriter style guitar/piano duet. “Nothing Lasts Forever (And It’s Fine)” is an impressive artistic blend of musical styles and emotional appeals that pushes the boundaries of genre and perception.