On “Lovesick”, Chris Caulfield blends at once all of his influences that range from hip-hop to alternative rock and, of course, emo. This time around, he adds a dash of dark pop as well just for good measure and it flows so perfectly alongside the rest of his discography.
Chris Caulfield’s vocals sound more estranged than ever, raspy and raw, with a sense of obvious emergency between verses.
“Ugly” is a short track, with just over two and a half minutes, but it’s more than enough for Chris Caulfield to make his point very clear.
Written about a rough period in his own marriage of twelve years, Chris Caulfield’s lyrics talk about waiting for someone you hope it’s coming but don’t know for sure – he knows he’s done them wrong and asks for forgiveness and a new chance.
“I can remember my wife repeatedly commenting how this wasn’t real, this wasn’t me, nothing was making sense, and in retrospect I of course agree, and it’s part of what made this such an awful stretch, that feeling of not being able to really connect with where you were mentally, emotionally in a moment,” Chris Caulfield
“The brain can go into “protect” mode after periods of intense anxiety or stress, like a shutoff. During a highly challenging time last year, I noticed these periods where I’d feel numb, or empty, following these moments. On one hand, the calm was welcome, free from the anguish felt in the moments prior – but on the other, it was also disconcerting.” – Chris Caulfield
“I’ve only just decided on the name for the project this single is tied to, Catharsis… This project covers a bunch of concepts from my life over the last few years in an almost dramatized fashion for somewhat of an art-rock appeal,” Chris Caulfield
Important to mention that this is an exercise that I do for fun, for love to share the music that I enjoy the most during this year, to highlight this artist that deserves much more recognition that they have right now, in no more than a picture, that you and I can take a look now and then and remember some of the great moments that this bands give us during this year.