Anywhere Else is out today. It's a song that I feel deeply connected to, and that I've felt very nervous about sharing. I wasn't really planning on sharing what the song is about, but with the current situation in the world I think so many of us are feeling extra anxious and afraid - and I hope this song can serve as a small comfort.
Anywhere Else is a song about anxiety. Not the panicky, all-consuming kind that often results in a severe physical reaction, but a smouldering and quiet kind, a sort of uncomfortable, constant buzzing in the body. This has had me in a soft grip for a long while, and I wrote Anywhere Else before I understood what it really was that I was experiencing. I thought it was normal to feel a bubbling sense of fear almost all the time. It can make me have a hard time deciding seemingly small things like what I'm going to eat, where I'm going to go on a walk, what coffee shop I'm going to go to, what I should wear, what I should do with my day, etc. It's a constant that I've felt for most of my life, without really understanding it or believing it to be anything but ordinary. Writing Anywhere Else was a big part of the process of understanding this for me.
ps - The video for Anywhere Else is premiering on youtube today at 2pm Norwegian time (1pm UK time, 8am EDT.) I'll be hanging out in the forum there watching it with you and answering your questions, so be sure to tune in. The link in my stories will take you there. xx
Photo by @jorgenbare
, of course.
Produced by @chrisbondmusic
, assisted by @bearvibes
. Mixed by @hansonzj
. Performed by Chris, Bear, @sofiolina_
and me. x