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Emily Afton Just Wants to Love You On Heartfelt ‘Archetype’

Music

Emily Afton Just Wants to Love You On Heartfelt ‘Archetype’

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Emily Afton wrote “Archetype” a few years back, during a time when she was going through a lot of changes. It was a time, the Oakland artist says, when she “was forced to look at my inner ‘beast’ to figure out why I was so prone to destructive relationships.”

The title track from her forthcoming album, a heartfelt, slow moving, and gripping song, also featuring Lila Rose, was inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ book Women Who Run with the Wolves. “I felt like I had to write it as an oath to myself to break ugly patterns in order to be free,” she said. “I don’t know if the patterns are broken but I’m happy that a song and album were born from it. Archetype is also about the complex love of women, which is perhaps the most beautiful aspect of the song.”

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