Ontario singer-songwriter Timid, The Brave is nearing the official release of his first album since 2012. Firesale is prepped to drop on February 24 through Other Songs Music Co. and today we have a brand new single to share from the album.

“Alice” serves as a poignant, acoustic cut that, while inspired by a specific moment in its creator’s life, is also a relatable take on life and loss and coming to terms with mortality and all the bumps in the road. Timid tells it best:

“I wrote ‘Alice’ several years ago after my grandmother passed away,” he explains. “After her funeral, there was this really bizarre moment in my grandparents’ apartment when my grandfather called us all upstairs to their bedroom. He had laid out all of her old jewelry on their bed and we took turns selecting pieces of the jewelry. I chose a piece that really stood out to me: a necklace with a single leaf that had been dipped in gold. That image connected with me; the idea that something so fragile and temporary could be clothed in something so valuable and enduring, that our lives hold extraordinary meaning despite their impermanence. That’s the image the song was born out of. It’s a song about love and life and death, and finding a way to fight through the varying levels of devastation that we all experience.”

Listen to “Alice” below and let us know what you think:

You can head to Timid, The Brave’s website or follow him on Facebook to keep an eye out for more material from Firesale. The album will be available through iTunes.