Singled Out: Trent Hancock

12/14/2010
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Today Trent Hancock tells us about "Strong Hands" and "Falling Faster" from his latest latest EP "Ghostbird". Here are the stories:

Strong Hands This was a very emotional song for me. To make a long story longer, I met this girl in NYC two years ago, when I was contemplating the cross country move. When we met, there was this amazing instant connection, and I ended up spending the entire week at her place instead of house hunting as was originally intended. For numerous reasons, I wasn't able to move to NYC following the trip as I'd planned, and lost contact with the girl. Over a year later when i finally made the move, I played a random open mic at a bar in the city and she worked there! The connection was instantly back and stronger than ever. We spent the next week together. Every waking hour side by side. At the time she'd mentioned an abusive ex that wouldn't leave her alone. Turned out they'd just broken up and he wasn't giving up without a fight...literally. One night, he came into her apartment while we were in bed and things got ugly. There was a big fight in which he got physical with her and she ended up coming back to my place in Brooklyn to get away. I though it would end there, but I was wrong. After waking up early at her place in soho we decided to take a walk over the Brooklyn bridge to her old neighborhood where we first met. We spent the entire day together roaming the city streets and that night we went to her roommates birthday dinner. We were going to make it an early night as we'd planned to go to California for a break from NYC the following day. And just before leaving the bar the ex showed up, demanding that she come back with him, to which she actually obliged! I was crushed. So in the aftermath I wrote this song, which as you'll see, quite literally follows this entire experience.

Falling Faster I recently had a friend go through this experience of telling somebody how she felt for them and not quite getting the exact response she wanted. She was really broken up about it, and it made me think of a very similar experience I had, but with the opposite outcome. So for 'Falling Faster' I wanted to write about that moment. The point when you say screw it and bear your soul to somebody you have feeling for. More specifically, the point after you do this, but right before you get their response. 'Falling Faster' is about that moment of uncertainty in between. There's so many emotions that occur in those few seconds, and that is what I wanted to describe through this song.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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