Sometimes a song arrives that hits hard and true. Ought's "Habit," from their new album More Than Any Other Day (via Constellation), is one of those songs. To me, it sounds like growing up, or the moment, amidst all the fun, when you realize that growing up means accumulating your own patterns and routines. Perhaps nothing more than a habit forming, as Ought's singer/guitarist Tim Beeler puts it.
It's familiar, musically, conceptually: that's the important part. It sounds like the restless need to believe in something, to create something. Despite that rush of feeling, there's nothing novel about what you're doing and experiencing. Caught in a cycle, feeling, failing. A habit. Repetition, ecstasy. Ecstasy in repetition.