Help me identify this song

It was playing on my local college radio station. (KUCI in Irvine, CA.)

I heard the last thirty seconds of it or so.

Instrumentation was minimalistic, and included piano and cello.

Sung by two female vocalists (or one recorded twice) who couldn’t/weren’t actually singing completely in tune. There was also a male singing in the background in kind of a higher voice.

Tone of song was kind of haunting.

Lyrics repeated several times a phrase something like “The distance between a word and its meaning.”

The song was quite good.

Any help?


Talk to the station. If you know what time it was, you can probably either find it from a playlist, or you can ask the DJ what it was. Everyone I know who has DJ’d for a college station would be really stoked to hear from someone who liked their music.

It’s been a while since I’ve been to UCI, but as I recall the station is in a portable and pretty accessable.