“‘Compromise’ is a song about self liberation and a kind of awakening of the soul and realizing you can be whoever the hell you want all the time,” Jared Petrich of the LA psych-folk group The Tulips
“It seems like a lot of people want you to be a person or play a role as some character that they can understand, but you got shed that feeling like a snake shedding its skin.”
The song finds Petrich harmonizing with Dana Rogge over whirling organ melancholy and hazy guitars.
“We are constantly changing and growing and I think the only thing that really makes sense to us is that we are all really just running around on this crazy playground we call earth and if you forget about that simple fact…” he goes on. “Well just don’t forget it.”
“You are what you create and it’s your right to do it even if it means breaking down fake walls others put up around you. We belong to nothing under the falling sun.”
Find more from the band, and hear their most recent album Mother Universe, here.