TUNE Cat Ryan - Blessed Through The TV
“[Blessed…] deals with the theme of half-heartedness; the limbo between abandonment and commitment” explains Mary-Anne, singer/lyricist and multi-instrumentalist. “Lyrically the song is packed with metaphors exploring this whilst referring to the original inspiration: being sent an angel figurine (the one that features on the single artwork) from my aunt. The Pope had done a mass blessing through the television, telling people to hold items up to the tv to be blessed. It didn’t quite make sense to me; it was almost a half-hearted blessing, and this sparked the ideas behind the song”.
This story behind the song’s origins exemplifies how the band draw inspiration from alternative sources; instead of writing straight-forward songs about relationships, the trio explore deeper, more thought-provoking themes stemming from their own life experiences. As such, Cat Ryan look forward to the future as they develop alongside Art-Rock contemporaries such as Youth Sector, Tranqua Lite, and CIEL.