Thoreau's "These Days" Is an All Too Relatable Story [Premiere]
The self-produced singer/songwriter, Thoreau, is back with a vivacious new single entitled "These Days" featuring 30. It comes during a time of collective stress and uncertainty. The song holds as a therapeutic anthem to the ones looking for an outlet to release their inner struggles. From the intricate production to the remarkably relatable lyrics, Thoreau and 30 took a sophisticated route to create a vibrant pop song.
Thoreau describes the theme behind the song as a struggle with anxiety and depression. The struggle of falling into intense situations, only to be exacerbated by an unwelcome third party used as a crutch to numb the pain. But he soon realizes that the problematic plight he spirals into can only be fixed by defeating his inner demons, and not relying on alcohol to mend his issues at hand. Thoreau explains,
"These days is a song about struggling with social anxiety. It's gotten me into some precarious situations often intensified by alcohol, which like most people, I tend to lean on when I'm feeling uncomfortable. COVID has given me a legitimate excuse to avoid going out the last few months and I'm perfectly ok with that. Here's to staying on the couch every weekend for all eternity."
The most intriguing part of the release is the music video. The video shows a man in a bear mask, simply going about his everyday life. The mask represents the lifeless and emotionless feeling welling up inside him. The feeling of every day being the same thing over and over again, ultimately numbing it the only way he can. Trying to break out of the hole he's dug himself into, but only finding himself digging deeper and deeper. The simplicity behind the video speaks volumes to the ones who know the exact feeling Thoreau has dealt with. Thoreau's story is heart wrenching, but solace for everybody looking for people going through internal struggles just like them.