mp3: "Deaths Come In Three" - Tica Douglas

These are uncertain, bewildering and terrifying times we live in. It can be hard to grasp it all, to understand or to cope, and Tica Douglas epitomizes those feelings of fear, loss and uncertainty on track "Deaths Come In Three." Throughout the track, Douglas allows their vocals to remain a near hushed whisper, outlined in a smoky softness that navigates a fuzzy, somber landscape of only guitar. "I am here/even when I'm not near/now get some rest," Douglas reassures, and throughout each of the confessions and musings, there's a relatable earnest, a reflection of the anxieties and sadness that various forms of loss can take -"when one thing is gone/everything's changed/why's everyone moving around." Some songs can sneak up on you, tug at your heartstrings and unwind the fibers of your being, demanding you to close your eyes and surrender - "Deaths Come In Three" is one of those moments. 

Look for the full album Our Lady Star of the Sea, Help and Protect Us out 5/5 on Team Love Records.

photos: The Courtneys with Matt Lamkin (of The Soft Pack), and French Vanilla at Resident (4/15/17)

photos: IAN SWEET with Post Life & Janelane at The Bootleg (4/12/17)