Back when I was listening to Coals the first time, I was really feeling the lead guitar, and struggling to find words to describe that feeling accurately. To define it to myself? I don’t know. I don’t know why I bother to try, because I just feel it inside in a deep, wordless way. After the song ended I read Kristin’s notes, calling the “diminutive lead guitar” her “favorite sound in the song”.
Yes. That’s all the description it needs, “diminutive lead guitar”. Just feel the rest.