The title of the second song of the EP Self Love.
And this concerns everyone!
The song is sung to your darling heart.
Dearest, sweetest heart!
Reminding it that it is worthy of love.
The lyrics came to me when I felt unworthy and a little miserable as if my inner self wanted to remind me of the truth. And when that chorus-line "you are worthy" got stuck on my brain (as my songs always tend to do closely after writing them) it helped me to feel stronger and believe in myself and feel powerful.
My wish is for the song to have this effect on you too whenever feeling unworthy. Or just to be a dreamy tune even when feeling on top. :)
The refrain is sung quieter. As the true inner voice does, it speaks in a quiet voice.
The song is mostly in 12/8 except first and third verse that are in 4/4, and I really like the changes between those tempos. Also, as the lyrics are sung to the heart, the kick drum in the second and third chorus imitates the heart-beats of bo-bom, bo-bom. (I assume that cannot be quite heard in the speakers of the iphone so please plug in the earphones for that. :))
The song begins and ends (and once in the middle) with an a flat major scale randomly sung (on top of the d flat major chord landing i a flat major) in the background voices upwards and downwards at the same time.
I love how the notes d flat, e flat, f and g are repeated in the right hand of the piano while the chords in the chorus changes from d flat major, e flat major, to land in a flat major. In the middle part the second chorus ends in pure f major instead and switches from those ongoing sextolets into quintuplets for a few bars. And I love that jazzy bass solo that Simon plays.
That part became just as dreamy as I pictured it.
And the right hand in the piano stays almost the same in the verses, only the d flat changing to a c.
And sextolets and 12/8 changes to 4/4 and hole notes.
But all this is better to listen to than read about even though i like to write about the composition :)
Stream it for example on spotify here
or why not download it in the best sound quality here.
Illustration of the heart by Tove Larris
Thankyou for reading and have a wonderful sunday!