We’re hitting the road in April for a string of dates to and from Skeletal Lightning Fest. You can find the dates here.
This song will be available at the fest on a limited edition tape compilation with 24 other rad bands. There may or may not be more tapes made after the fest. When Sean asked me to be part of the fest’s compilation to benefit RAINN, he specifically asked for a song about “feeling pain and making it through.” I wasn’t sure what to offer him. All of my material, at the core, circles around finding a better place, finding the path between sorrow and happiness, but none of the songs specifically talk about overcoming. Instead, the songs focus on being present in the pain and exploring it until you realize it is a part of your foundation.
Considering RAINN’s cause is one of paramount importance, I figured it was time to show a glimmer of LP2. I have written several times about how mentally taxing it has been to write this record, and that the process has been slow at best, but of all of my material, this record best captures the acceptance that is necessary to continue on. The process has been, and will likely continue to be, an illumination of overcoming. This record is about accepting depression as a part of my selfhood. I have been dealing with the edge of nothingness and being since I was a child, and I have finally come to terms with it. I am not sick. I will not be cured. And I am not ashamed of it. I am one with it.
With all demos, what you hear is a work in progress. Words and sections have already changed, but this is part of the process. Look for LP2 in 2015. Thanks for everything.