Garret Garfield has some big plans lined up for 2018. The singer/songwriter from Orem, Utah hasn’t released new solo music in two years, but we are pleased to premiere “Going Under” for you today.
Not one to return with a less-than-stellar song, Garfield has put together an electronic track littered with pop sensibilities. With “Going Under,” Garfield’s verses take you through a journey of growing up and self-discovery, asking “are going under?” before dropping a chorus that you’ll be tapping along to in no time. Garfield explains that “‘Going Under’ is a song about growing up, changing, and questioning the leap to your own path. I grew up in a very peculiar religious culture that told me ‘if you leave the church, you’ll be so miserable you won’t even know it.’ It’s about the feeling of doubt you have when your personal thoughts, ideologies, and goals start to go against the grain of the environment around you. When I started to follow through with those ideals, that first step was met with self doubt and I would question if I really had started down a path to unhappiness. Overall, I want people to take away from the song is a message that sometimes going with your gut is scary, but to stay the course, be true to yourself, and find your happiness.”
The music video is a fun-bit to accompany “Going Under.” There’s everything you want in a music video: eggs getting smashed, fire, and a pool party. If you’re curious how it all works out, you can find that music video at the top of the article.
Garret Garfield had previously released covers of “Tennis Court” by Lorde, as well as “Can You Feel My Heart” and “Drown” by Bring Me the Horizon before releasing his first solo song “Eye of the Storm” back in 2015. He then shifted his focus back to his Razor & Tie-signed band The New Low for the following years, but he has now put added focus on solo material.