All of the sign posts to who I am and what I was about were suddenly taken away. The question became, who the fuck am I?
It was like I had been dropped in the middle of a post apocalyptic desert, left to figure out how to survive and thrive and how to find meaning and direction again. This journey is the trajectory the album follows.
On the flip side ’Like Summer’ was the final song I wrote for the album, it was actually a last minute addition as the album was being mixed. I kind of caught myself off guard with that one.
I had spent so long in the world I’ve just described that after I wrote the chords and the lyric “Now I’m awake everything feels like summer” came to me it was the first moment I realised that I was actually starting to come out of the other side. I’ve always thought that depression is like sleep paralysis. You’re aware it’s happening, you’re trying to do everything you can to pull yourself out of it, but you can’t do anything about it. ‘Like Summer’ was me finally waking up from that two year sleep, so it’s a very special song for me.
It feels good to be able to tell my truth whilst also being able to show other people and myself that even from that dark place there’s always a way out.