Produced by Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) and Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper), ‘EYES WIDE’ sonically nods to Sandridge’s favourite bands from the late 70’s-80’s and now (Sousiex + The Banshees, Fleetwood Mac + Robyn), with her trademark one- note angular guitar lines, hard-hitting high hats on loop and ethereal new- wave chimes.
Of the track, Sandridge states "I began to question my relationship patterns during the recording process. I started asking myself is my behaviour instinctual, a long ingrained habit or based on self preservation and protection? The song looks at me discovering my own emotional boundaries and limitations.”
‘EYES WIDE’ looks into the fear and anxiety of being abandoned (both on the dance floor and in a relationship) and as a result, striving to be independent. Although Sandridge is unsure of her decisions to enter into relationships, she has never sounded more sure of herself as an artist. ‘EYES WIDE’ radiates reassurance.