POZ BandsOnBands: Let It Happen On Weatherbox
Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the new PropertyOfZack features today with Drew Brown of Let It Happen. The band just released their new album Unravel, so make sure to pick it up here.
In this week’s feature, Drew talks about his love for Weatherbox. Listen to songs by Weatherbox here and check out what Drew had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
From Drew Brown:
A few years ago, prior to recording ‘It Hurts’, I found myself in a very dark and lonely hole. At the time, I was a completely different person. A person that was drowning in self-pity and suffering the consequences of their own misguided decisions and mistakes. That was about the time that I first heard of Weatherbox.
In a way, it feels like a different lifetime. Eventually, all of my expectations of life were crushed by reality and everything I thought I knew quickly fell apart right in front of me. It was at that very lowest of lows that I began to understand the world around me on a very detached, yet fundamental level. I had very few possessions, and even less companionship, which left me with nothing to do but simply wander in and out of places and lives at a vast emotional distance. Like many times in my life, I naturally resorted to music for comfort. I had not had the chance to hear it yet, so I turned to Weatherbox’s “American Art” for a breath of fresh air and received so much more. I was given a type of freedom that I was dying for. It taught me how to truly take a step back and detach myself from my own life in order to be honest with myself. I wasn’t just listening to the record, I was actually feeling it. Yeah, the lyrics were artistic and ambiguous, but there was just more to it. I don’t know if it was what he was going for, but Brian Warren just really captured the awkward beauty of profound enlightenment. It was helping me translate many emotions that were previously too complex to comprehend.
I was understanding other beings on unbiased levels and embracing the fact that the world presses forward, with or without you.