And we thought “Oh My Beautiful World” was good. Actually, it is good. Really good. But Lavender Diamond’s new song, “Everybody’s Heart’s Breaking Now,” is, well, heartbreaking, in a way that makes your breath catch in your throat.
Becky Stark sings in a hushed, airy voice, surrounded by dark piano, strings and drums that hit like crashing waves (courtesy, one suspects of Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann, who mixed the album). It’s gorgeous, and it’s from Lavender Diamond’s forthcoming second album, “Incorruptible Heart,” due Sept. 25 on Parachute.