Emerging singer-songwriter Bess Atwell shares her melodious new single “All You Can Do”. It’s a blissful single from an artist promising to take you on a journey into her world with her sepia-toned sonics. Wrapped in warming guitar tones, the single offers comfort in its familiarity, like an old friend that you don’t see as often as you’d like.
Her new album Already Always is out this September.
“You can only live in turmoil and guilt for so long. This song was a rare moment of relative ruthlessness. A moment to breathe and stop apologising for the way I felt, and to try out blaming the other person; “I’ve gone stale / and I don’t think you taste it / well why don’t you taste it. However, even in an instance of liberation, I didn’t want to shy away from the fact that, humanly, a longing for meaning and guidance still nagged at me; “I treat you like a confessional / but I’m no good at fearing God at all. I had spent a long time feeling powerless, as if I were my partner’s pet. I spent the best part of a year living in his house, eating the food he cooked, being looked after by him. This song is a daydream of role reversal and an exploration of reclaiming control; “you’re my sweet puppy / but is man’s best friend on a lead”.
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