Timid, the Brave releases single Alice from his forthcoming album Firesale which will be released Feb 24th via Other Song Music Co. It evokes a poignant melancholic feeling of the fleeting beauty of life. Most of the songs on the album deal with different losses. In his own words he describes the album:
I wrote “Alice” several years ago after my Grandmother passed away. After her funeral, there was this really bizarre moment in my Grandparent’s apartment when my Grandfather called us all upstairs to their bedroom. He had laid out all of her old jewellery on their bed and we took turns selecting pieces of the jewellery. I chose a piece that really stood out to me: a necklace with a single leaf that had been dipped in gold. That image connected with me, the idea that something so fragile and temporary could be clothed in something so valuable and enduring, that our lives hold extraordinary meaning despite their impermanence. That’s the image the song was born out of. It’s a song about love and life and death, and finding a way to fight through the varying levels of devastation that we all experience.
In some ways, “Alice” ties together most of the songs on my record. They all deal with losses of different sorts, whether it’s the loss of love, or family, or faith. Loss often leaves us questioning where we belong and it can paralyze and prevent us from moving forward. But there’s also an optimism present in the song, when the trees blossom again and you muster up the courage to step back outside with fresh perspective, ready to go. I hope that sense of optimism shines through amidst all the wrestling that goes on in this record.
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