The Flood (feat. Sophia Pettit)

by Cantaloupe

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The second single from Cantaloupe's album 'Error States' - released via Hello Thor Records. Featuring vocals by Sophia Pettit of Night Flowers.

Songwriter and Cantaloupe synth man John Simson explains the inspiration behind the single:

“Most of the lyrics I've written over the last two records aren't really about my life - whilst they might draw inspiration from my experiences, they're more supposed to act as sketches of the drudgery of the here and now, or dreams of imagined futures. However, during the writing of Error States my partner and I experienced some monumental changes: struggle, pain, loss, and eventually the joy of birth.

“Fertility problems and miscarriages are incredibly common, but almost never openly talked about. Parenthood is completely fucking nuts, and whilst people do share their experiences of it much more, it's hard to express the blinding fear before the event or the overwhelming flood of love and confusion after it. These lyrics are an attempt to put some of those experiences and feelings in to words. It also somewhat clumsily tries to acknowledge the extraordinary strength of women in general, and to pay tribute to my incredible partner in particular.

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released August 9, 2019

Video by Cantaloupe (with thanks to Creative Commons).

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