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The video itself channels an early 90s vibe – just missing an infrared filter, some sweet transitions, and a gold chain, but the story is a less than nostalgic message of change:  “It’s about being in your late twenties and adjusting your friend group. I think it happens to most people, based on conversations I had a lot the last year. Priorities change, personalities change, habits change. People change, I guess. People you assumed you would be around forever just aren’t around. Not cause they’re bad people necessarily, but their shit is different than yours.  The video is just a quick thing we threw together: a simple video to start the process of the new stuff, lots more coming up. But that’s what I grew up on – mid to late 90’s hip hop was all I listened to for most of my formative years.  It does have a touch of the 90’s for sure. F anny packs are about to make a comeback, I think.  Gold chain will come with time.”

The opening vignette, 'Lullaby for a Broken Dog' is simple piano tinklings and a man's spoken words over the hiss and pop of a needle on an old record. Like a short Grimm's fairytale before bedtime read by your father, it seems meant to send one on their journey into slumber. The gorgeous opening guitar to the majestic 'Hamlet was a Prince' soon has one curling up to enjoy a nap. Reminiscent of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, this is actually the dark side of Stephen. With the lyrics " It haunts you / You beg to be released " and the repetitive "Try to sleep here tonight" it's like a mental fight between slipping into sleep and grasping for lucidity.


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