Did you drown me down for a month with cheap beer? Or is that what it takes for you to forget that I’m not here?
I think I’m done with lustful behavior, only fair that I ask you. If you feel like something is missing at daybreak and if it’s me next to you.
I wrote In the Morning through many late nights over two years ago trying to answer the question of what comes after one particular person’s laughter ends. Actually, I had several questions I wanted the answers to. Someone can make you feel perfectly and excitedly isolated one night, and then painfully ignored and unwanted the following morning only to ask you to come over again after midnight. What’s worse? Letting someone treat you unfairly for the fleeting hours in between when the reality of your circumstance is forgotten in favor of the sublime ecstasy of someone’s hold, touch, and love.
I never knew how to abhor redundancy until I finished writing this song. I wanted to see who someone really was after the laughs faded, the high sobered, and the night brightened. In refusing to show me that side it took me a minute to realize that with every drunken text and every desperate call that’s exactly what this person was doing. Showing me their incapability and unwillingness to take me and my time seriously. You can’t expect someone to respect those things if you accept disrespect as a form of love.
Eventually, I didn’t have to. Armed with an anthem and my truth I had more than enough confidence to close one chapter and look toward and newer and healthier one. In essence that’s what I want the takeaway from In the Morning to be. You deserve to be loved by someone who is ready to love. The longer you wait to get away from someone who isn’t, the harder it will be. Pledge allegiance to yourself and don’t let anyone make you feel like you aren’t worth waking up next to.
Shout out to Harrison Poe who came up with the beautiful synth melody, Charlie Brite for recording and producing this throwback track, and to the many friends who have help support this particular song. I also would like to thank Mel Lin for shooting the single artwork cover, such a fun and laid-back shoot that I think captured the inner frustration of the song. This one’s got teeth and a lot more related content to be released alongside the record. I can’t wait to share even more! Thank you to everyone who has streamed and bought this one already, it means the world to me!