GMarts has been a labor of love for many years now. Mot of the EP lyrics were written almost a decade ago while the music was composed over the past three years.
The EP includes three tracks that I am extremely proud of; Chasing Tomorrow, Just Another Night, and the title track, Give Me A Reason To Stay.
Chasing Tomorrow is a solid alt rock track dealing with the unobtainable quest for the future. Essentially, we put what we want to do on hold for what we think we need to do today saying, “I’ll get to what’s important tomorrow.” Unfortunately, as soon as tomorrow getts here, it becomes today and the cycle continues. I recently made an Artist Insight video (and unplugged version)for this song on YouTube.
Just Another Night is really where the electro-pop sounds are featured. Lyrically the story is told from the perspective of someone who is watching the one they love with someone else. This can be an ex, a significant other who is cheating, unrequited love, etc. Continuing the theme of waiting from Chasing Tomorrow, Just Another Night, features a protagonist who is stuck in a kind of stasis.
The title track, Give Me A Reason To Stay, may be my favorite song I have ever written. The story is different from the previous tracks. The song deals with the concept of love not always being enough in a relationship. The woman leaving does not want to leave but knows it’s the right decision. She is literally pleading with her love, “Give me a reason not to leave. Give me a reason to stay!” I also made an Artist Insight video (and unplugged version) for this song. (SPOILER ALERT: The video tells you the song was inspired by a famous television couple)
Please, check out the EP. I know you will love it as much as I do. Stream it here for free or buy it and take it with you everywhere you go. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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