Why is it called 'Solace' ? What does it mean to me?Solace. Something that gives comfort, gives peace. To me this EP contains alot of songs which in a nutshell are the troubles of my past. It gives me comfort that those troubles are now gone. These songs are proof to me that I've won the battle. I'm not lonely. I'm not wishing things were different. The demons have been put to bed. I can now continue with the life that was put on hold due to my troubles. It ends the chapter of sadness and therefore makes me very happy and makes me feel peaceful. I can look back and think 'I'm here in one piece and I'm okay'
This song is an angry song. Like shouting at the demons that controlled you and saying 'you aren't in control any more, I am in control' It actually also merges in other things in my life that were unhealthy with the same concept. It's a very personal song and takes a lot out of me but also is very very empowering. Coming to a realisation that something isn't right and doing something about it.. Lay down your weapons, show me your gun, put up your hands, how me I've won.
Black & White
This song (along with Tug of War) is the oldest song on the EP and is the first song I wrote that I didn't cringe at (a massive win for me!) It basically describes how the winter is proving how harsh it can be on you when you don't have an other half to share experiences with. Of course not everybody feels lonely when they don't have another half, but considering my situation, I was feeling a tad lonely I must admit
This is the newest song on the EP which was written last minute not long before going into the studio but we loved it so much that it just had to go on the EP. This is the only song on the EP too, the only song ever actually, that I didn't write completely on my own. I started writing this song on my own and then Myles, who plays guitar in my backing band, stepped in to help me out with the chorus and so Marionettes was created. It started off having no actual connection to me lyrically but then now I can see that there are things that I can relate to. The mind is a funny thing. I'll leave you to interpret Marionettes in anyway that it can relate it.
This song is the most personal song to me. This song really just sums up everything and really brought to the surface that the EP should be called Solace. This song does tend to make me smile when I perform it because the whole meaning of the song is that thing's have changed - for the good. You're no longer scared of that part of you that was unhealthy and consuming you. Almost like rising to the surface of the water after drowning in the dark for so long and feeling the sun on your face and you know that, that chapter is over.
Tug of War
This song is about the butterflies in your stomach you get when you're starting to like someone. You've seen it a million times before in films and even felt it before but something about this feels different. Suddenly you feel as if your whole world has been tipped upside down. You kind of picture the relationship and you don't want it to crumble and you're hoping that the two of you will make it through, against all odds. They're still frightened of falling in love and it's about giving someone that space, understanding and time to fall in their own time and not rushing it. Being pulled in both directions, and half predicting that you'll end up going different ways one day but you go for it any ways.
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Love April x