Singled Out: Tedashii's Dark Days, Darker Nights featuring Britt Nicole
In the midst of the greatest tragedy I had ever faced in life, the loss of my son, music was therapy. Writing, creating, recording. Dark Days, Darker Nights is my honest confession of pain and the ways I chose to work through it. Everyone responds to pain differently. This song invites listeners to read a portion of my journal - exposing how I initially responded to my pain.
The first verse exposes the depths of my despair. I wonder if there are many who can relate to such a deep anger and agony, but for those who can't, this verse shines light on some of that struggle. This was the honest and painful reality I faced in the early days of grieving the loss of my son. The chorus beautifully captures two things that were so prominent for me: the bleeding heart I was left with as a result of my loss, and the confusion I faced when trying to comprehend all that I was going through.
The second verse details vices and desires as possible comforts and distractions to numb the pain, anything to avoid reality. But as the end of the verse details, every picture brought back my horrific reality - there was no way of escaping it. The third verse, in a very simple way. expresses my wrestle to regain a sense of sanity. People, places, and things could give or take away from that sanity with little effort. In my volatile state this song was a thereapeutic way to express myself in the most constructive way possible.
Sonically, my aim was to have a dark emotional sound, full of aggression and passion with simple melodic overtones. All aimed at achieving the goal of bringing the listener into those dark days and even darker nights.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself as you watch the video here, grab the deluxe edition of the album on iTunes here and learn more about the album right here!