‘Antisolar’s “Sorry” Finds The Wisdom In Calling Things Off. Discover that the 8th February in Formula Indie

‘Antisolar’s “Sorry” Finds The Wisdom In Calling Things Off. Discover that the 8th February in Formula Indie

Have you ever realized that a relationship that once seemed destined to
succeed is broken beyond repair – well before the other person does?
Franco-American duo Antisolar (Paris-based Olivier Raynal and L.A.-based
Andrew Doolittle) reckon with the aftermath of such a realization in their
new single, “Sorry”. Olivier had the initial idea for the song, including the
chorus melody and the word “sorry”, but it eventually became a vehicle for
Andrew to finally attempt a sober assessment of a relationship of his that
ended years ago. Rather than writing from his own experience, though, he
wrote about the breakup from the perceived perspective of the girlfriend
who ended the relationship. The song poetically captures both some of the
fissures that created distance in the relationship (“How can it go on when
you’re somewhere disappearing?” – a reference to Andrew being away on
tour with no clear end date) as well as the clear finality of the split (“no balm
on your wounds could mend a way back to you”). Ultimately, “Sorry” is a
different kind of breakup song: one from the vantage point of a person who
had the wisdom to walk away.
“Sorry” was completed during writing sessions in Paris and Houston and
was recorded in L.A.. The song is Antisolar’s fourth single, following
”Awake”, an uplifting anthem that celebrates optimism despite our world’s
ever-pervasive conflict and confusion, “Do We Tremble At Night?”, which
ponders what we’ll be left with if we allow the world around us to be
destroyed and “You Resurrect Me”, which 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.

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