Searching For The Key

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This is the first track I wrote for this album. After I finished the last one I had a sudden shift in where I wanted to go musically, and that began the writing process for this album.

I'm always searching for some key to liberation, despite knowing that THIS moment is complete as it is, always. I will never achieve everything, I will never be done, and yet I still have this unstoppable drive to find some holy grail that will solve everything. It drives me crazy. I listen to so much music and watch so many films and think about so many things because some part of me believes there is some end in sight, some enlightenment that I will find at the end, even though the conscious aspects of me know that I will only find that 'enlightenment' when I truly, fully realise that there is only THIS moment, eternally, and everything is perfect in this moment.

This song just references all that insanity. It's just crazy. It's so weird. I'm processing so many influences and things and so it's all coming out in this totally alien music. 'Searching for the Key' was a little nod to the song 'Forever is my Cage' off the last album, as in I am searching for the key to unlock the cage I am in, and also it's a little joke about how atonal this album, and this song are. This song is just wrong note after wrong note, so I joked that I'm spending the whole song searching for what key I'm in, because I took the idea of tastefully using 'wrong' notes and pushed it further than I ever have.


from Drowning in This Fire, released April 12, 2017



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