"Thrill of it is about the chemistry that you feel with someone that you shouldn’t, but there is an addictive electrification that you get when you are with them, and you can’t stay away. You know you should, but you don’t. It’s a type of torture, a self punishment that you put yourself through when you are with them because you know you can’t be with them, but the pain feels so good that you don’t turn away." Holly Wild
"Outside Voice is about personal growth & boundary setting. It's about learning where your responsibilities lie & sitting with the understanding that not all people are our friends, even when they smile brightly & offer us our perception of love. It's about confronting who we are in the face of the way others see us & shouting loud truths while letting sleeping dogs lie." Ali Bean
"This album is our “pilot” so to speak - since this is our debut album. Pilot covers a variety of themes we experience in modern day: frustrations with social media, existential dread, finding yourself in an age of mass information and algorithms, capitalism, introspection, and nostalgia." - HYOOMAN
So even if it may be saddening to think that there was no love to begin with and you may have been a fool the whole time, "When It Wasn't" also perks you up with a strong burst of energy, helping to see it as a lesson and to move on. Hold your head high and carry on!
"Amicably is about me coping with the breakup. I wanted to write a song that had a “screw you, your loss” type of feel but I wanted to do it in a manner that shows that I actually care and the whole nonchalant vibe is just an act and a way for me to cope." Ben Orrvick / Kahone Concept
"I love writing about real things, things people experience, go through good or bad. I like to put it in a way where people can say "yes, I've been there" or "that's exactly how I feel." I like to get to the heart of it all, through the music and lyrics". Class Vee
Headlining a project focused on growth and acceptance, honeymoon is the perfect first look into what "the butterfly boy" will sound and feel like: facing someone you've got shared history with who's fully moved on and even found love might bring forth any sort of negative reaction, yet Errin can only find happiness for the other person instead of prioritizing the bitterness and melancholy he's feeling at the moment.
"This song is about my tendency to disassociate when my life here on earth gets to be too much," Mia opens up with, confirming the message the song is carrying. "Instead of handling my problems, I create alternate realities to temporarily escape to. I've now learned that this way of coping isn't the healthiest but it sure is fun. Mia Mormino
"This is, again, a tragic love song from another perspective — more of a tragic love story," the artist begins with. Stating he's taken heavy inspiration from a Star Is Born, the 1937 film presenting the doomed love between a famous man and a woman with deep aspirations to a similar future, VOCAL LONER decided to do their own take on the famous story that's been recreated in film four separate times.