Get Philosophical With Innerkid With His Latest Track ‘So You Love Not Yourself’
US-based musician Innerkid is back with another alt-pop tune ‘So You Love Not Yourself’, his fifth single of the year. The artist writes and records his music from his bedroom in Austin, Texas and then works with LA-based mix/mastering engineer David Kim to finish his songs.
‘So You Love Not Yourself’ was named after a quote from the Ancient Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius: “so you love not yourself, for if you did, you would love your nature and her will.” The message of the track aligns with this idea, with Innerkid’s grungy vocals delivering honest, angsty lyrics discussing the challenges regarding mental health and self-love. The alt-pop track features heavy electronic influence, with a driving beat and slatherings of synth.
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The artist explained the meaning behind the track, saying: “it’s a real-time realization about a deficiency in self-love and confidence. The switch-up during the middle of the song signifies the freedom that comes with such a realization and is solidified by the imagery of being ‘trapped inside’ oneself.”
“I was in a mental trench during a super low moment after quitting a tour last year, so I locked myself in my studio and poured everything into this song. What I ended up realizing was that I didn’t have any love for myself at that moment and that it was on me to pull myself out of the trench. Once I turned my focus to me and what I could do to improve myself everything seemed to get a little lighter. My hope is that this song can help lift that weight for someone else too.”
Innerkid has plans to release his debut EP later this year so stay tuned for that, and in the meantime check out ‘So You Love Not Yourself’ now!