“’Comfortable’ is about how you should never settle for boring,” TOTEM, the soulful crooner behind the track off his recently released second EP Echoes explains. To illustrate the song’s silky, emotional push and pull, the video packs a lot of turmoil into a mostly motionless relationship. And, you know, a lot of sex appeal. “The video is what happens when things are a little too exciting. Have you ever fallen into a trap that you secretly maybe wanted to fall into? That.”
TOTEM elaborate more on the rest of the EP:
“We all hear the echoes of the past constantly. A song or a smell can remind us of experiences miles and years away. These are the building blocks of who we are— the invisible strings that pull our souls in one direction and then the other, defining who we are long after the principal ‘sound’ has been made. They can give us strength or be our weaknesses, but we must accept them in either case. This EP was crafted to give you some insight into some of the echoes that have stayed with me over the years. I expect that some of them are familiar to your own experience. We are, after all, tied together unshakably by the emotions that define humanity. I hope these echoes speak to you too.”
Listen to more from him here.