zevia Reveals Her Saddest Song Yet With "pain's my only home"
Declaring it to be her saddest song yet, “pain’s my only home” is a bone-chilling ballad that lights a furnace for misery, further proving that Zevia is one of the most honest vocalists out there and a humble force to be reckoned with.
Digging into the deepest parts of herself, Zevia is no stranger to unbounded vulnerability, which is the potion that conjured her devout following. She provides exactly what an audience craves: truth... and the safety that comes with seeing yourself in it.
Her biting exterior meets the soft lull of her voice in perfect juxtaposition, with not an ounce of her tenderness sacrificed at the expense of her grit. She’s never pretended to be more in order to satisfy palates, and it is in the way she weaponizes her darkness that true stardom is born.
“pain’s my only home” pleads for help when the light above the surface begins to dim, hoping someone will still be there waiting when you rise again. She gives permission for her lover to walk away and save themselves, though in between every line, there’s a desperate yearning for them to stay. Much like the music we’ve come to know thus far from her, the track is nothing but intoxicating vocals and very minimal instrumental interference, making you feel as intimate with the singer-songwriter as possible.
Zevia not only sets herself free in her music but every other being who is doing their best to stay afloat amidst the ebb and flow of their own inner world. The comment section to her songs are communities bound by their shared survival of unpleasantries, which is a mark not only of true artistry but consequential leadership.
Listen to "pain's my only home" below: