The last main thing was the editing and molding of the songs. I tried to really limit any dead space within the song and have them under 4 mins if I could without losing anything. That was a tough one, but I think when listening to the album everything flows well and doesn’t drag on. I’m very pound of the collection of songs, I think each is unique while the album still maintains that cohesive sound. Richard Tyler Epperson
Each track is specific to different feelings that one feels during a relationship. Starts out fun and eager, but then there's a failure during the relationship. That leads to feelings like loneliness, sorrow, anger, "what ifs", all sorts of things come to mind, and each track explores one of these feelings while telling the story of the relationship. When writing the music, it was really important that each track captured the feeling of the lyrics and story. We were very deliberate for each track to have it's own "style" by borrowing ideas from different genres but wanted to ensure that every song still sounded like us at the same time. That was a fun approach to songwriting, and we're really proud with how it turned out. -Fertility House
"The King of Nothing" musical structure follows closely with its lyrics. As Ferreira sings about this mythical king that decided to hide away, the music appears to enclose us in with its harmony and a lonely guitar, constructing a sense of intimacy with the character: we feel as if we are with him, accompanying him in his loneliness. But then...
“Taking as inspiration from the master of timeless wisdom, Khalil Gibran’s illustrious works, especially in current times, I feel that his thoughts are so very relevant. It was something we collectively wanted to execute musically. Literally as Gibran says, ‘solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches; yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth.’ I am so honored to have been a part of this process.” Ayaan Ali Bangash.
"A Silent Scream" shows the character of someone that from the outside seems to be happy and worry free, but in reality is using their smile as a mask to hide their depression. S J Denney paints these complex feelings with confessional style lyrics...
"Thanks For That" features four main sections dedicated for each of the important women in Waldby's life. Each section features subtle yet effective transformations in harmony, instrumentation and melody depending of each one of them.
“Dear one! I have no answer, but I believe in your listening. Forget these little pieces, you are the song! You know where to drop the needle; the record of the heart is turning.” Michael Kiel Cash
"I work in tech (audio-software) in Silicon Valley. As a result, I meet a lot of “Crypto Bros” that are willing to invest in anything from Floki-Inu to Squid-Coin, and will pitch these “opportunities” to anyone willing to listen. I’ve always had morbid fascination with cults and pyramid-schemes, so these pitches sounded very familiar to me. “Chasing the Bull” is more or less a compilation of every crypto-coin, NFT or investing course someone pitched to me." Sam Feinstein
“I wrote ‘Wild & Free’ with the aim of capturing the feelings and fears that come in the early stages of newfound romance, and the moment that you ultimately make the decision to dive into the deep end. When you find yourself in the wake of something new, but others have opinions on it, you have to make a choice; to let other people’s outside noise hold you back from something that could be amazing, or to put yourself first and go for it". Roisin O'Hagan
Sometimes the world gives no easy answers. What should we do if we can’t find the difference from right from wrong, heroes from villains, love from hate? “Trouble & Truth” by American soul singer J. Dewveall represents his own personal thoughts and struggles around these issues. While a melancholic at first, this new track takes an optimistic turn as Dewveall finds a comfortable distance in the nuance of life itself.