Kurz vor Ostern ist die jüngste, unbetitelte EP von BISHOP BRIGGS erschienen. Exklusiv für Popmonitor hat die Britin die sechs neuen Songs kommentiert und uns auch ein paar generelle Zeilen zur EP notiert…
This EP is the most honest and direct I’ve ever been in my music. As a music fan, I love when people write about what’s currently happening in their lives. It could be because I’m nosy but I feel that it makes the lyrics more authentic. For my EP, this music was all written within the last year and a half and some of the tracks, like „Dark Side“ and „The Fire“, just a few months ago. You can expect hip hop beats, gospel vocals, creepy ear candy and soul.
This was the first song that I worked on with Mark Jackson and Ian Brendon Scott (the producers behind my music) and I think it will always give me a feeling of nostalgia. Writing „River“ was truly the beginning of all of this. The song is all about facing something or someone and not backing down. I guess it’s the song equivalent to getting in someone’s face!
I think we all have two sides to us – one is who we are in front of others and the other comes out when we are alone. The first one is generally a lot more socially acceptable and light, but the one when we are alone can be darker and more honest. That’s what this song is describing. When I’m writing and on stage, I try my hardest to be who I am when I’m alone because I’m divulging the most raw and vulnerable part of my life.
THE WAY I DO
I went to a psychic with one of my friends who is also a musician and the psychic told her that she was thinking of quitting music. As we walked out, I looked at her in disbelief and she finally admitted that she had been thinking about it! I just thought to myself, if you leave now, you’ll never know how great this can be but you’ll also never truly understand the pain that comes with loving something so much that you dedicate your life to it without potentially any reward. The next day, this song was written. It’s a love letter to my tumultuous relationship with music. On another note, thankfully my friend is still pursuing music and doing very well!
This was written during a time where I was questioning my inner fulfillment. It was a really dark time because I was in a very happy relationship but I was still seeking inner peace. That’s what this song is all about.
DEAD MAN’S ARMS
This is one of my favorite songs to perform live because I truly feel it every single time. In the recording process, I had takes where I was gritting my teeth! I react to situations with sadness not anger but in this case… It was the opposite. And when that happens, it’s time to write and record.
This was written a few days after I ended my longterm relationship. It was a writing session where I couldn’t beat around the bush or be obscure; I had to be direct and truly lose any filter.
(Island / Universal)