Milk & Bone returns with Borders, a lively pop song with a refreshing and summery feel that unfolds like an epistolary correspondence. This new song follows the release of the slow-burn single Bigger Love back in April.
Written at the peak of the pandemic, Borders explores the toll on a longing woman’s imagination when she cannot travel to connect with the object of her desire. I’m coming over, across that border / Got nothing to declare / Except for this sharp despair, sing Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne on the song’s catchy chorus.
In addition to expressing the difficulty of long-distance relationships, the lyrics provide a universal perspective on tumultuous love stories and the feeling of melancholy. Borders is what happens when an obsessive person thinks about the what-ifs of their teenage romance, explains Milk & Bone. It's a reminiscence of simpler times, when emotions always spoke louder than words, and when everything was either black or white, complete and eternal.
A soon-to-be summer hit, Borders is one of Milk & Bone's most danceable tracks to date. Backed by an upbeat rhythm, which is highlighted by 80s-style drums and electric guitars, the song's candy-pop flavor contrasts with the intensity of its theme and gives these lingering feelings a lighter vibe.