When we started writing this song, it was a completely different feeling and vibe. We brought this song to our producer and it wasn’t quite “there yet”. For all the musicians out there, you probably know what I mean when I say that. Aaron really felt strongly that this song could be a really great song. After re-organizing, speeding up the tempo and changing the melody about five billion times, we came up with what you can hear today as “Soul”. This song was written to really amplify how crucial it is to take what we have learned from our pasts and use it for a redemptive future. If there is any moment in time where this could be applied, it would be now.
The music video shows two dancers who aren’t necessarily “evil”, but they represent complacency, really. They signify the pull to keep me in a comfortable and familiar dysfunction, and all the while, a destiny and journey much bigger than I am, awaits. I think this can relate to so many people, looking to escape their situations.
The lyric line, “ The past hurts the most when you can't see what you’ve become,” tells us, if you are aware that you have become a more free and forgiving individual, then your past doesn't hurt as bad, because that experience got you to where you are right now. And if your present state is bitter and unforgiving, then I guess your past is still haunting you, isn’t it. You have given the past to dictate the present and future.
Here is the most important lyric line I would like you to think about, if you are willing. “ When I look in my head / and I see all the messed up places I’ve been / and I think to myself, that's not who I am / that's not anything, anymore / It's nothing. I have seen that face so many times / it’s someone I don't know / it’s just a fleeting memory / THAT STRANGER’S SO ALONE.” When we finally forgive and grow from pain, we will find the person that we see in the mirror that was so sad, so bitter, and so full of anger, looks like a stranger to us now. We’re transformed by the love that is required for forgiveness.
Thank you everyone for sharing and listening to our song “Soul” The music video is at the top of our website, and our song is able to be streamed and downloaded on all platforms.