When I first heard this line from an episode of Teen Girl Squad, I felt like someone had read my Jr. High diary:
I mean, that just kind of sums me up. I always had a crush on someone. And if I didn't, I was obsessed with who had crushes on other people. I used to convince my Grade 9 teacher to let me rig the homeroom seating arrangements so that I could match-make my fellow classmates.
I've been like this since I was a little kid - obsessed with love. I remember being 4 years old and rewinding this scene from The Sound of Music over and over again:
When I got a little older, a few missed MAJOR plot points became apparent to me. I had always been devastated by the fact that these two lovebirds don't get together at the end of the film, but for those of you who have watched it, it's probably for the best. Because SPOILER ALERT ... Rolf turns out to be a NAZI. Which... I mean, I just didn't pick up on that at four years old. I was too focused on the rain-dancing-kissing-magical part of the film.
So this song that I'm going to post below feels like a pretty solid summary of how I feel about love, specifically romantic love. I was strumming some simple chords alone in my room and singing random words, and all of a sudden I sang the words "Falling in love was my favourite game to play back when I was kid"... and the rest unfolded fairly naturally. Now, this is a song that has NEVER been performed live. I don't even know if it's going to be on the new record. This is a little demo that I recorded alone in my room, but I thought it'd be fun to share something BRAND NEW.
So that's it! I hope you like it - I'm getting really excited about the prospect of the new record and I can't wait for you all to hear what I've been working on (with my super amazing bandmates and co-producers). Thanks for reading!