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How Desperation Inspired Seth Nathan’s “Four Corners”

By: Seth Nathan

I have been building walls around myself for a long time. Probably years. Only recently did I realize it. I made Swim in a frenzy at my new studio while battling some serious depression. I think the desperation of the whole thing inspired a lot of the record. Maybe not the songs themselves, but the feeling of the songs while I was playing them. At the time it was the only thing I felt I had left in the world. Some recording gear and some songs. Of course that wasn’t the case, but sometimes things seem that way. Life confined to all four corners. That’s why we chose this song as a single – it’s a sort of vignette to my life at the time.

 

“Four Corners” is about how we build walls around ourselves, and how sometimes we forget to notice what we even have. But I don’t want that to be what everyone takes it for. Songs always mean different things to different people. I think if I just said, “here’s the meaning of this song,” I’d just be feeding the beast that made it. I’m not saying that everything doesn’t or shouldn’t have a place; just that sometimes we have to step outside the walls we put up around ourselves, and see things from a different perspective in order to grow.

(c) 2016 Brimful Photography

(c) 2016 Brimful Photography

Maybe I got too introspective there! I’m just a dude making music, because it’s honestly the only thing I know how to do. I want to thank my label, Newlywed Records, and Play Too Much for giving me the opportunity to spit some asinine dribble in your ears. Hope you dig the song and the rest of the record!

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