Carleigh Aikins isn’t any stranger to being on stage and performing. Nevertheless, a lot of that point has been spent hidden within the shadows, standing in a nook and being a back-up vocalist to and for different artists. Nevertheless, all of us can solely spend a lot time tucked away, our abilities obscured and ignored. Now it’s Carleigh’s time to shine. Her debut solo album JUNK JEWELERY, which showcases her spectacular vocal vary and song-writing talents, and has rock, pop and soul undertones, drops on Friday, and immediately PopWrapped are delighted to premiere its focus observe “Good Guide.”
Requested in regards to the inspiration to the brand new observe, Carleigh shared: “The themes present in my track “Good Guide” stem from my very own upbringing within the Canadian Catholic College Board schooling system. However the track can be born from a previous relationship with somebody who was residing a “double life,” largely on account of their repressive upbringing being home-schooled below Christian curriculum and morals/values.
Whereas my companion was battling defining their id – which was manifesting by means of extreme habit – I used to be confronted with my very own points revolving round these identical issues. My companion was struggling and performing out on a “extra extreme” degree; whereas I used to be struggling in a extra “conventional” sense with society’s normalization of ingesting alcohol and making dangerous choices.
The lyric “I’m not the Sinner, no, I’m engaged on my Halo. Now you’re the Sinner ’trigger the Good Guide says so” was born from passing the blame to my companion for permitting his addictions and “sins” to get additional uncontrolled, despite the fact that I too was struggling. I used to be tending to his destruction whereas telling myself I wasn’t as far gone as he was – however we have been each manifesting our ache by means of completely different types of self-destruction and dysfunction which, within the eyes of the Bible, have been sinful and subsequently we needs to be ashamed of ourselves.”
She goes on so as to add, detailing the inventive course of to and behind the discharge: “Good Guide” was first demoed in Colorado whereas I used to be writing with my former band Paper Chicken. My associates from the bands Zeus, Courageous Shores, Wax Atlantic and Ocean Potion took my rudimentary demo to a brand new degree as we rehearsed and workshopped it later in Toronto. I offered it to Marcus Paquin, who agreed to supply it at Studio Mixart in Montreal. He listened intently to it and on the day of pre-production stated: “This track must be a celebration anthem.” He introduced a brand new urgency to the vibe of the track, which I discovered becoming, because it stemmed from a response to a way of life of “events and sins.” Evan Tighe – drummer for Patrick Watson – introduced such infectious grooves to it, in tandem with Marcus’ impeccable in-the-pocket bass enjoying and Pietro Amato’s proficient supply on keys. The track maintained its affect from the sooner demos, but was given a brand new vitality. It’s turn into probably my favorite track on the report.”
As for what she’s engaged on now, she says: “I’m presently spending numerous hours making stop-motion halo’s and spiritual imagery/symbology to combine into the “Good Guide” official music video, which can debut within the early new yr. For now, I’ve made a lyric video that options tons of of frames of images of myself wanting concurrently angelic and strung out.”