SLUGS Take a Trip to the Desert on ‘I Could Do Better’
When does carefree innocence turn into complacency? Somewhere along the way to adulthood, it seems.
Los Angeles-based indie rockers SLUGS head to the desert in search of their inner child on “I Could Do Better,” a hazy, psychedelic-meets-post-grunge new single brought to life by a sobriety journey. The single “narrates wanting to find a way back to the blissful naivety of being a child, as well as the wonderful and complicated revelations, and the highs and lows during the process of grounding.”
“I compared my carefree attitude as a child, finger painting an image of nothing, to the ‘I don’t care’ attitude of my 20’s,” said SLUGS singer and guitarist Marissa Longstreet. “I wrote this song as if it were an intervention on myself, and I was playing both sides. I wanted to find my way back to carefree innocence, coming from a place of sinister repetition and complacency.”
Longstreet’s vocal performance on “I Could Do Better” — confident, yet gentle and reserved in its delivery — represents a compelling contrast, by speaking to the conflicting emotions one often feels while getting sober.
“I think the theme is a voyage of floating in space, the big chaotic crash down, and every small step after in getting grounded,” Longstreet noted.
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