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Backslide

from Daystar by All Eyes

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Backslide is maybe the most straightforward song of the collection. Alicia initially wrote it on acoustic guitar, and the verse changes were more complex and syncopated in the early drafts. As we started demoing it out, we discovered the melody was more engaging in a simpler setting, and we used atmosphere to shift the mood throughout the verses. We liked the dynamic effect of quieter choruses, leaving the bridge and final chorus as the payoff moments.

Lyrically, this song is about losing touch with a loved one, particularly in the darkness and miasma of misinformation that affected so many this past year. We think it's important to find the micro-moments where there’s still common ground and connection, if for no other reason than to provide a tether to a common understanding.

lyrics

Keep telling yourself you’re living a lie
Holding out half alive
Invisible
You bury your time
Will you carry the weight if I cover your eyes?

Feel you backslide there’s always something that you fear
That might be coming round the bend
Never know what to expect
You want to believe in something but you’re undecided now
You’re miles out

Maybe in time we’ll have it all
With no end in sight, where you gonna go then?
Can I hold you close ‘til I die?
Do we call it a loss or make it right?

Feel you backslide there’s always something that you fear
That might be coming round the bend
Never know what to expect
You want to believe in something but you’re undecided now
You’re miles out

Why are we always caught somewhere in the spaces in between?
What’s pulling us apart?

Feel you backslide there’s always something that you fear
That might be coming round the bend
Never know what to expect
You want to believe in something but you’re undecided now
You’re miles out

credits

from Daystar, track released May 28, 2021
Performed & produced by All Eyes
Words and Music by Alicia Ann Christenson
Engineered and mixed by Joe Christenson at Art Garden Studios (Mpls, MN)
Mastered by Huntley Miller at HM Mastering (Mpls, MN)

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Dark dreamgaze indie rock from Minneapolis, MN.

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