Relationships and human interaction seem like such a small aspect of our day to day lives that they’re often taken for granted. The smallest words or gestures have the potential to be so impactful that it can truly alter the way a person sees or presents themselves. It’s these small moments that blur into nothingness that shape who we become as people, and I’ve yet to see anyone capture the push and pull of this personal tidal shift than the guys in Homebound have with “Indelible.” The track comes from their forthcoming More To Me Than Misery EP which is due out August 17th in partnership with Rude Records, and rings true to the title in spades.
You become so attached to another person that they become a part of your everyday. You wake up and see their face in the morning — the way their hair has fallen over their face and how their chest rises and falls with each breath. You become accustomed to their footsteps in the next room and the way that they can fill a room with so much warmth without even trying. It all feels magical until it doesn’t and, all of a sudden, you’re in full collapse. You’re alone and focusing on how empty the bed feels without them and the cold air that fills each room stings on the inhale. You find yourself mindlessly scrolling through a sea of faces and decide to check in on a love lost — only to reignite a sorrowful love afair with self-pity that’s best summed up by the lyric “I don’t know if I can lose myself again with you,I’ll keep on falling for you.”
When asked about the music video, the guys in Homebound said: “Indelible is notably one of the slower and softer songs we’ve ever written, but one we’ve been excited to release. Taking influence from the word’s meaning, it highlights the significance of people and how their actions can leave a lasting impression on others for better or for worse. We spend so much time looking back that we often stop moving forward, where we can begin to leave our own mark on life.”
It’s a good representation of the record, which they describe as an honest an heartfelt handful of songs, saying: “Honesty is a strong theme throughout the record, not just lyrically but I feel it transpires right through to the very core of everything we did with MTMTM. We treated the whole process like it was the last thing we might ever do as a band and I believe that’s made for the best collection of songs we’ve written to date. There’s certainly no hiding the fact that it’s a sharp change from the previous Homebound but it’s definitely the closest representation of the band we want to become. ”
The music video for “Indelible” can be found above. More To Me Than Misery is out August 17th on Rude Records and can be pre-ordered here.