“As Lovers Should”. You said, “It is about two people who know how lovers “should” act to treat each other right but it’s not quite happening that way.” Can you tell me more about what that means?
The idea is that when you watch movies, for instance, you automatically know if the couple is “meant to be” or not based on how they treat each other in a few scenes. Yet, when you are in a real relationship, it’s a little more complicated than that. Some days you might be tired and short with one another. Other days you may find it hard to get outside of yourself and really care for the other person in a time of need. You’re both good people and try to do what’s right but it can be hard when feelings are high, or you didn’t get enough sleep, or you’re dealing with other stressors. This song is about learning how to love someone well. It’s asking if we can start to really treat each other with respect and kindness regardless of outside factors. It’s asking if we can love unconditionally and selflessly, seeking to understand more than to be understood, like we know in our guts is right.
When we spoke last, you said you had chosen “Jesus Callin’” as your debut single because, in part, it had really spoken to producer Jordan Seah. What was it like to work remotely in advance of the new release with Jordan and mixing engineer Matt Newman?