“You Resurrect Me”, the third single from international duo ‘Antisolar’ (Paris-based Olivier Raynal and L.A.-based Andrew Doolittle), captures the despondency and the sense of being directionless that can stem from broken relationships, as well as the healing and rebirth found in new ones. It’s an anthemic rocker with some electronic flair mixed in. Discover that the January 17th in Formula Indie
“You Resurrect Me”, the third single from international duo Antisolar (Parisbased Olivier Raynal and L.A.-based Andrew Doolittle) captures the
despondency and the sense of being directionless that can stem from
broken relationships, as well as the healing and rebirth found in new ones.
The song is deeply personal for Olivier, who says “I’d gone from being an
actor and having recorded an album that I was proud of to tending bar in a
pub. I’d also recently returned from abroad and watched a relationship end.
In time the wounds began to mend but the dreams I once had were dead. I
only wanted to collect a paycheck and numb myself. Work…sleep…work…
sleep. I didn’t have a shred of creativity left in me. Then one day I saw a girl
with beautiful blond curls and an incredible laugh, and something inside me
sparked. I began retracing my recent years and the emotional events that
defined them. I imagined that I was on a small boat navigating through the
night, and then that I was arriving on shores at sunrise. This beautiful
creature had me dreaming again and creating again. She resurrected me.
This song became an anthem for a period in my life when I thought all was
lost. It’s the song that made me face the disappointing turns my life had
taken and helped me believe brighter days were ahead.” In the midst of his
own heartbreak, Olivier managed to find rich language to capture his loss
of direction (“Damned by the Southern Cross/ Betrayed by north, my
bearings lost”) and despondency (“Limping in and falling out, backing
bottles through the night”). “You Resurrect Me” was completed during
writing sessions in Paris and Houston and was recorded in L.A.. The song
follows Antisolar’s “Awake”, an uplifting anthem that celebrates optimism
despite our world’s ever-pervasive conflict and confusion, and “Do We
Tremble At Night?”, which ponders what we’ll be left with if we allow the
world around us to be destroyed, and whether our fears can motivate us to
change the world for the better.