Austin, Texas based dreampop trio Semihelix have shared the single and video for Recoil. The story behind the stop animation storyline involves the 1993 movie ‘Ruby in Paradise’ where Ashley Judd in the movie leaves in her car to pursue a new life. It coincides greatly with the story behind the song Recoil. The song has to do with resilience from going through a hard time and building yourself back up to heal and move on from the bad situation. Watch the video clip for Recoil via YouTube below
It’s also about finding close friends who have your back and how important it is to show the people close to us gratitude. After being bullied in her life in various situations, Geannie speaks about the importance of being your own best advocate, having other people’s backs and reaching out to close friends when things get hard.
In the lyrics “I am going down, I am coming around,” it’s about how time heals all wounds, and how we may feel down now but things will turn around and get better. In the lyrics “you are going down, you are coming around,” it’s about how we are not alone. We all struggle, and we all get through tough times. The knowing we’re not alone makes it a bit easier to reach out to a friend when feeling down, we are never a burden. We help each other out, that’s what real friends are there for. We recoil from a dark place with our own support for ourselves and the support of others.
Recoil was produced and mixed by Matt Gerhard (Spoon, Future Islands, !!!) at The Hen House in Austin, and mastered by Max Lorenzen (Shearwater, A.Sinclar, Spoon). Video artwork and production by Via Nuon.
The band recently shared New Destination, the first single lifted from their forthcoming ‘Recoil’ LP. ‘Recoil’ will be released in July or August of 2021.
For more information on Semihelix, visit www.semihelix.bandcamp.com.