I adore the nod at the baggage and brokenness we bring to every relationship. I agree that no matter how we try to move away from our past, it changes who we are, no matter how minutely, and we bring that to each new partnership that we try to create. What a great song.
The magazine's Christian background clashes a bit with the edgy aspects of our music, resulting in quite an interesting article. Among our simple songs of heart break, overcoming adversity, and the awe of the cosmic universe, we also have references to recreational drug use and poetic sexuality. In society we often use flowery language and sugarcoat our experiences in the aims of being polite and socially acceptable. However, we like to be graphic in our lyrics in order to paint an authentic picture. Art and music are outlets where true and passionate expression can flourish. I think their is profoundness in the truth, no matter how gritty. Despite finding some of our content offensive, the author still successfully deciphers the love and warmth at the core of our music, especially in the last track "A Truth".
This song is the face of bravery...If we have to meander through darkness, through treacherously rough terrain including drugs and promiscuity and awful choices, how much more profound the light must be once we find it.
See what Relate Mag had to say about our new EP here. Stream the new Willow Steps EP "A Truth Too Big to See" here on SoundCloud and consider supporting us by buying the download for $5 here on BandCamp.