TUNE Wons Phreely - Restless To Run
I'd like to dedicate this song to the spirit of embracing failure. That’s one of the things I connect to in a lot of my favorite songs and artists. I wrote it after the passing of David Bowie. I actually found myself crying a little, which is something I’ve never done over the passing of a famous person. It felt almost like the end of an era when artists could experiment, and still be accepted by pop culture, with no consideration for commercial success. When more artists made music based on a self-expression of who they are and how they felt. Bowie’s first releases completely flopped, and yet a music business and the public still supported him until he had formed his musical identity and began to connect through a very personal expression of who he was. Same goes for artists like Springsteen, Prince and Elton, whose first releases were considered failures, but they carried on anyway in a time when music was not so much of an industrial machine. And these artists arrived at some truly unique styles and self-expression that still resonates today. Bowie made me want to make music thats fun, camp, glamours and sexy.
Restless To Run is song I wrote about the romanticism of choosing a new road to run down. And thinking of all of those paths we choose in life, and how sometimes we have to run down the wrong ones, fall down, get back up and then choose a new road to head down.. Its not easy, but sometimes the failures can be what make us feel alive. That’s what I connect to in rock and roll. I don’t really connect a lot of music these days when people are singing how they know exactly what they’re doing, as if they have it all worked out. There’s no vulnerability there. It doesn’t feel true.