song premiere: "Get a Little Lonely" - Arpeggi
For some, loneliness is just a part of life. At times it can be unnoticed, and then it transforms into a suffocating weight. On "Get a Little Lonely" Arpeggi addresses those feelings, coming face to face with a feeling of loneliness so vast that they "can hardly breathe". The single, appearing on the upcoming album Senioritis, out March 5 on Community Radio Tapes is among the first songs ever created by the singer Gavin McIssac with their friends, and that homespun reckless energy is apparent in the track's unrestrained nature. Vocalist Parker Sacavitch cries and recognition of loneliness striking and emotional, seemingly reaching their breaking point as they meet up with fuzzy swirls of guitar and snaps of percussion. Loneliness is hard to put into words, but McIssac kind of nails on this one — the track's weight and words standing as a perfect portrayal of the feeling.
You can read McIssac's thoughts on the track below.
"This record came to fruition in my senior year of high school, (hence, “Senioritis), at first to fill a requirement for graduation, but in the process became so much more. The basic idea was to record an entire album in the span of a couple months with as many of my musician friends as possible. Most of the tracks were recorded on a single Zoom mic, in one take, in a friend’s garage and were cut down from longer, improvised jams. The three non-instrumental tracks (“Get A Little Lonely”, “Songs Don’t Help”, and “Impartial Pendulum”) were all written by me, but melodically fleshed out in collaboration with whichever friend lent the vocal. “Songs Don’t Help” was the only track recorded in an actual studio (thanks Elijah), thus the slightly more hi-fi sound. These were the first songs I ever wrote, so are pretty stream-of-consciousness without a traditional structure of verse-chorus-verse, which is how I’ve continued to write songs since. I think the songs are pretty reflective of the headspace I was in at the time: introspective, lonesome, and a little unsure despite being surrounded by lots of people."