I first heard this tune on Adam Rogers’ record Art of the Invisible. The hook has been stuck in my mind this week so I wrote it out in full.
This is a good example of how to construct an interesting song from very simple building blocks. The essence is in contrast; the A section is built on major chords that jump down by major thirds. The melody moves mostly in thirds. It intentionally disorients by quickly shifting tonalities and time signatures. The B section is built on minor chords that jump up by major thirds. The melody moves mostly in seconds. It resolves tension by settling into a single time signature, and rests on each key center for longer.
On Terri Lyne Carrington’s album Structure, the band solos in 7/4.