How did this song come about? What inspired it?
“‘Crave’ is actually the first song I wrote! I had been wanting to write songs
forever… and it didn’t come as naturally to me as other things did, so I gave up
pretty quickly. I didn’t realize it was something that would be a process that
develops… and is still developing and it still terrifies me! So I was going
through some sort of bout of unrequited love, and nothing is more motivating
than that! It’s cliché for a reason. And I’m ok with that since yearning and
fantasies of your selfless noble love for someone is pretty universal. I guess
we’re all saps.”
How would you describe the mood of the song?
“I recorded this song a few times before it found its current state since it was
just never right. My fantasy was always to impress this person with the genius
of the arrangement, and strings and vocals and layers! And the song said
“NOPE!” I still think of it as a slow simmer, very personal, but from a position of
strength and not desperation (I wonder if that came with perspective and
viewing the song differently from performing it so many times). I see it as very
close, and almost more introspective than it is a lament.”
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