Lilac Lungs‘ track “Next To Nothing” might make you cry.
We are admittedly pretty new to Lilac Lungs, invited to check them out by one of our awesome followers on Twitter:
Alexis never warned us about the fact that our deep-feeling selves might find the deeply expressive Lilac Lungs to be so beautifully moving. We weren’t ready, alexis.
“Next To Nothing” starts out innocently enough, with light synth and soon opens up into a pulsing along with droplet sounds. The combination of a lot going on and Emily’s vulnerable vocals, set an already emotive scene of difficulty, and a question of whether to surrender or fight.
“I can’t breathe,
I’m caught in between,
Swimming to shore,
Or diving deep,
I think I’ll sink a little more.”
There’s a drop and a key change, and this sense of struggle escalates, describing overwhelming difficulty in existing. The vocals swim through a light alternative rock sound with heavy electronic effects, head above water, but struggling nonetheless. The call to ‘play out in the rain’ is the only reprieve.
The continued clarity and beauty in the vocals is captivating, hitting direct to the feels like an arrow, as is the tender story of searching which is also played out musically. It’s a heart-wrenching and powerful track and we are in love.
Please listen to “Next To Nothing”.