Track by Track - 1. Into the Blue

Track by Track - 1. Into the Blue

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Track by Track

I want to start by saying THANK YOU for all the support you've shown us & Into the Blue. For all your sweet messages, for understanding that the Vinyl is late, for sending us notes on your favourite tracks, for sharing with your friends. For all the love & kindness, we really appreciate it & this week of release has been really special.

We wanted to share a little bit about each track & since the vinyl is late, share the lyrics too. The insight that you have after making a record is often different to when you're in the throws of it. It's interesting to look back.

We started demo-ing Into the Blue in late 2019 at Rhydian's house in North Wales. There was no Covid, we had a full schedule of dates for 2020 & I was getting ready to move back to Wales for a little while at least. I'd missed it & was reflecting on where I wanted to be. That strange metaphor of being at a crossroad & not a particularly clear one. I'd just been through a difficult experience - all the paths were diverging & no clear decision in sight. The only path that was starting to become clear was to not be afraid. There was no wrong choice, nothing to be overthought. Life is constantly changing, even when you don't know it.  

There's a line in the song that still makes me check myself today. I was feeling sad that something had come to an end - regretful that maybe I hadn't appreciated it like I should have when it was right there in front of me. 

"I go back to the place that we won't go again, to live it over and over" 

Don't do that, it's a waste of fookin' energy. You can appreciate what you had, but there's so much more to come if you're open to looking forward.

You see me

For what I am

I don’t have to guess anymore

That slow doubt

that won’t speak up

Gets just enough then withdraws

Because things go bad

but it’s real and there

Better than slowly emptying me

Into the blue

Into the blue Once again

When I watch you

From across the way

Everything’s still until I hold you again

Just that moment of being attached

Let it split you in two

Cos I’ll be here

Inside outside

Grateful that we at least felt something

We went

Into the Blue

Into the Blue

Cos now I see this place was here all along

The more it changed shape

You pull it close

Please pull me closer

Don’t fear the move out of the past

Let time take your hand and guide you

It’s time to move

Into the Blue once again

I know it’s rare

when you tremble again

Remember what others have lost

Go back to the place that we won’t go again

Did I make the most of it before

I go back to the place that we won’t go again

To live it over and over

Into the Blue

Into the Blue once again

Don’t fear the move out of the past

Let time take your hand and guide you

Into the Blue

Into the Blue

Into the outside without you.

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Into the Blue (digital album)

Into the Blue (digital album)

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