Bathe Alone, formally known as Bathe, releases “Calm Down.” What a nice treat this was to encounter, the music is great the soft vocals flowed smoothly with the drums, keyboard, and guitar, very nicely done. The lyrics were a little difficult to make out but sounded great anyway.
She said this about the track, “Calm down isn’t just a song, it’s a concept piece full of subliminal messages and sonic metaphors for panic attacks. Panic attacks are something I’ve struggled with for the better part of 5 years and each one feels as real as the first. It’s not something you get used to. Something I wanted to convey in the song is that panic attacks aren’t an “on/off” sort of thing. There’s no switch. There’s a ramp-up period as well as a ramp-down period. The guitar melodies do a lot of descending and ramping up/screaming as if you’re in the peak of an attack. The drums never quit the entire time, and bring this sense of adrenaline that one feels during an attack or even simmering right before an attack. And at the end of the song, the whole thing gets quieter and quieter and brings the listener on a journey with to experience a sense of peace and calm. This was the song I made that made me realize I could make an entire album about mental health awareness.”
Calm Down will appear on ‘Last Looks’, the debut commercial LP coming this summer. Be sure to listen to this track above and please leave your feedback below.