"I wrote 'summer song' while driving from Florida to Wyoming last summer. It's an honest reaction and subsequent dissociative folk/jazz/prog track about feeling disconnected from the world around you as things completely out of your control are changing the places you used to know. It's primarily focused on climate change." Faae
"As a queer artist it is important to me to sing my narratives of love and put them out there. When I was growing up I didn’t have the type of love I wanted playing on the radio, and I struggled to find artists I could look up to for it. I want to help other queer people feel seen and know that not only is it normal, but that our love should be celebrated." ettie
“My songs are dark, fierce, introspective - written from my experiences as a queer woman, a feminist, a person with mental illness, and an introverted indie musician. I write about fighting to improve a world that wasn’t built for us, losing (and re-finding) yourself in toxic love, being a messy weirdo in an industry that values glamour and perfection, the simultaneous terror and allure of the male gaze, and burning your rage for fuel to become something more.”
"I wanted the strength of the melody and lyrics to shine through, which are important to me on this song. It's about meeting someone - a friend or a lover - you care deeply about, but you know it's just not the right time to be able to develop the relationship. You feel sad, but also thankful for the connection. I think everyone knows the feeling I'm talking about." -Jess Porter
Julia is devoted to find the middle ground between things. Searching for harmony, she creates music that unifies both love and loss. This time, the artist intended to go further and create a more fast-paced track with a mightier melody than her previous releases. Such is her desire to move forward and strengthen that artist/audience bond.
"I wrote this song after reading some comments online from people that didn't understand me or my aesthetic and had the opinion that someone with curves like mine shouldn't be wearing the stuff that I wear. So instead of shying away from the haters, I've called them out for being jealous and beige and hope that other people feel empowered to do the same to anyone that's trying to bring them down". Penelope Pettigrew
I had a very bizarre dream one night that the world was ending and I was trapped in a building with everyone I knew. The realization set in that there was nothing more we could do and we were all going to die. The last moment of the dream, I asked my lost love if they could hold my hand because none of that trivial shit from the past mattered anymore. That fragment of the dream really stuck with me and I wrote this song the next day". Charlie Weathersby
"This trend seems to be particularly prominent in men, with recent studies suggesting the majority of men will actively seek out a partner they perceive as more physically attractive than themselves."
"Patterns" is an exploration of the difficulty of altering our intimate pathways. As with many other queer people, I feel like I had a delayed adolescence and therefore I took a longer time to learn (or unlearn) some unhelpful emotional patterns. This track explores the desire to push through self-imposed walls, even when unsure how to." - Jess Porter
“Fittingly the song criticizes the popular evangelical narrative that depicts a future home in some alternative dimension or realm known as ‘heaven’ and rather suggests that our home is here and now, and thus our divine calling is to embrace our humanity and tend to the earth on which we live.” DAMIEN