The song has a nice, relaxed feel provided by the electric guitar’s mild jangling and the drums’ gradual, steady pace. The bass offers a secure, low-pulsing foundation, while the synths add depth to the music by softly filling out the background. Midi strings are later added, helping to pad out the song. The combination of the instruments is creative and they work really well together in the stripped-back arrangement.
The whistling solo that emerges halfway through the song is one of its most distinctive and intriguing features. Although it is, again, another unusual choice, it fits the song’s mood just right. The vocal is mild and soft, yet it conveys a sense of emotional depth through its storytelling-like delivery. The lyrics explore the idea of going back home and the complex emotions that can accompany such a visit. They are thoughtful and well-written. The song is a sincere exploration of life’s adventures, rather than just a simple sing-along.
Overall, “Homecoming” is a great song by Robert Kretzschmar and is taken from his new album, promised to out soon.