AND THEN THE SKY
I don’t want to go fully in depth with exactly what I was thinking during the process. I think certain things are left to your own interpretation that you find with more listens and time with my work.
I wanted to start the album off straight to the point, a feeling of falling through the sky almost. There’s a kind of carelessness to this tune, like walking around whistling along as the world keeps on turning, not knowing what’s about to unfold.
THIS IS NOT A DREAM
I feel like this is where the album starts to get into it. I’ve always been inspired visually by 80’s sci-fi and action B Movies. I feel like they are a lost art, lower budgets and pre-cgi etc. I watched Videodrome during the making of this one. It’s a great, weird, mind bending film and concept.
Everybody dreams when they’re asleep, but i wanted to go beyond a dream, like what if you think it’s a dream but it actually isn’t. That realisation is pretty mad.
The first part (WANDERING) is about that realisation of not being in a dream, and coming to terms with that. Nothing is what it seemed. The second part (WONDERING) slows it down to an atmospheric vibe, lots of reflection.
A WAY OF LIVING
This is a song about struggle and acceptance. Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times, but it’s also a reminder to carry on the good fight. The string arrangement towards the end reflect this the most.