On My Own

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    Comes with a lovely pink booklet. Artwork by Sarah Devreese | Eyemèr.

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    On the left side of the EP there is a grave with a cross. On the cross 2 people are sitting, one holding a fishing line with a heart as a bait. There are also flowers on the grave. On the right 'Good Mourning To You' is written in handwriting, as well as 'Eyemèr' a bit more below.
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    digital album releases October 21, 2019
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about

On the 22nd of March, 2016, the Brussels Airport was attacked by terrorists. In the weeks afterwards, many people had their sense of safety shattered and were afraid to go outside. Eyemèr felt a need to write about this topic; firstly, to cope with their own anxiety during this time, but also to make others feel less alone.

While working on the lyrics, the track ‘On My Own’ began to evolve and gain a new meaning to Eyemèr as they wrote parts about learning to go out and make friends after getting used to living in isolation. During their teenage years, Eyemèr did not have many friends. At times, they had absolutely no one they were close to. After a while, they started to believe that wanting to be alone was simply a personality trait of theirs; the way they were wired to be. However, over the past few years, Eyemèr has realised it is healthy to spend time with others. They still enjoy their ‘alone time’, but now know that it is important to push themselves to go out and be with others as well.

lyrics

call me lonely
call me fragile and a bore
if that’s what describes me
I don’t mind your tone
people are trying
to destroy our world
don’t arrest me
it’s not my fault

my best days I’ve spent on my own

death is all around me
but I refuse to let it touch my bones
we all hope that
we’ll live and never get old

my best days I’ve spent on my own
my best days I’ve spent on my own

on my own

you are not alone
if your best days are spent on your own
if your friends say you should go out more

credits

from Good Mourning To You, released October 21, 2019
Guitar, voice and songwriting by Sarah Devreese.
Production by Michiel De Maeseneer.

Mastering by Pieter De Wagter

Artwork by Sarah Devreese.
Editing artwork by Thomas Delanote.

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Eyemèr Ghent, Belgium

For many years already, Eyemèr has been working to break the stigma surrounding mental health using melancholic indie sounds and activist lyrics. Since 2018, which marks the year the artist came out of the closet as non-binary, they have also started writing about their genderqueerness. Eyemèr hopes to spotlight both the mental health theme and non-binary theme and normalize these. ... more

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