Kürzlich erschien Billy, das jüngste Album der belgischen Indieband ISBELLS. Exklusiv für Popmonitor haben sie in ganz eigener, poetischer Form die zehn neuen Songs kommentiert…
I saw a picture of myself as a child not so long ago. In this picture I was smiling, I was happy. But somehow, somewhere I lost this state of being, this innocence, happiness. I’ve looked into my childhood to understand what, where and how it went wrong. I’ve learned so much, and yet this feels as just a beginning. A beginning of a proces called healing. Once I understood what, when and how. I felt like I could free myself from those demons and start over in some way. I’m still trying.
NOTHING GOES AWAY
When you know you’ll have to let someone go, someone you love the most, a way to cope with this is to believe that there will always be something that remains. Something you can hold on to.
It’s so easy to look or point at others when being in a conflict. It’s much harder to look at yourself, but in the end the truth lies inside.
I WAS TOLD
Growing up means forming ideals. Which will guide you trough the rest of your life. A lot of them are handed over or influenced by parents, friends, teachers. I lost myself living up to these ideals. For example, I hurt myself because I could not hurt others.
I DON’T NEED ANY COLOUR
Building big walls around yourself. Thinking you don’t need anybody, being scared of opening up, scared of engagement. But in the end it’s pretty lonely in this fort.
THE SOUND OF A BROKEN MAN
Being in a state of mind where you don’t have anything anymore. Loosing all of your strength, having anxiety attacks, and not knowing how to get out of it. And yet, looking back to a very difficult period in my life I can only see that it was all worth while!
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
The childhood is one of the most important time in a persons life. It forms you. You can get so much good and so much trauma. I’ve been searching for a lot of answers about myself, I found a lot of them in my childhood. (But once I started to zoom out I realized that not all the answers can be found there.)
THE ART OF KNOWING
Doubts, doubts and more doubts. At a certain point I had so much information to look into. So much answers to the questions I had. But all the information paralyzed me. I had to find a way what to do with it. Embrace or change…
HAND ON THE CHEST
Making choices can be hard, but once there are other people involved, certainly children, I find it 10 times more difficult to make the right choices. Because your own choices may effects others in a life changing way.
FALLING IN AND OUT
This song is about retrieving a feeling of deep love for someone, after totally loosing it. Thinking something is gone, but then that moment you can’t deny. I love her!