Singled Out: Digital Collapse's All My Fault
I've made my share of stupid mistakes in some of the romantic relationships that I've been in. Those mistakes would of course result in those relationships falling apart. However, I'd always be quick to place the blame on the other instead of myself. Maturing mentally and emotionally has allowed me to look at these past situations from a more realistic angle. "All My Fault" is essentially about taking responsibility for your mistakes. It's a reality check for one's self and an admittance of one's wrong doings.
Lyrically this song took a long time to write. Every time I'd go through some heartbreak, I'd attempt to write a song about it. Some of the lines and phrases in "All My Fault" come from failed attempts to write that powerful song I'd been chasing after. For instance, "my tongue turned to stone" is a phrase that I've kept in the back of mind for quite some time now. I feel like it's a really poetic way to describe some surreal, divine punishment for lying or for verbally manipulating another person.
When the music for this song was written and presented to me, I immediately saw it as an opportunity to mesh together all these lyrics that I've kept so close over the years. I chose to write from the perspective of self-awareness rather than self pity. Today you can hear a lot of songs about how the person's heart has been broken, but not about how they could've caused the issue in the first place. I think deciding to go that route lyrically caused the writing process to be much easier, as I was finally being honest with myself.