“‘Chasms’ is about the idea that no one holds any power over anyone else,” Ryan Henry, of the Brooklyn-based Purmamarca explains of his bands latest, heart-rending song. The plaintive, woebegone psych-country-kissed track is a resigned shrug with an eye toward the future.
“Like time anew, what’s past will feel as faint as a summer breeze. Then I’ll feel fine roaming through the chasms of my mind,” he sings.
“It’s about retreating to a mindful space, where the only power is over yourself,” Henry goes on. “It’s about giving over to the things that are larger than ourselves, to trust that energy, to trust the intangible breeze that blows us in the direction of its will.”
This is the second version of the song the band has tried out, and it’s better in the newer incarnation.
“This new recording of ‘Chasms’ represents a shift in our process: from DIY homemade recordings to studio ones. We wanted to create an intimate, raw, and cool sound that wasn’t made on familiar turf and in a familiar way.”
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