(Ed. Note: Trigger Warning. Discussions of suicidal thoughts and ideation appear in this post)
A track from Abbot’s debut EP Tales, “Go Away” deals with suicidal ideation in the face of a romantic relationship going awry and feeling hopeless among loved ones. The repetition of the phrase “I’m always too much” speaks to me. That’s because when you’re in that state of mind, you start to feel like you’re a burden to everyone around you. On top of that, you may legitimately wonder if your death’ll bring peace to people around you.
I’ve been there. You feel a bit hopeless and not much can break you out of that mindset. That is, besides realizing that your life is worth it and you’re not a burden on your loved ones. It’s a tough listen, but one that’s important to hear and one that’s incredibly honest. Plus, the song is sonically pleasing due to Abbot’s vocals.
Tales is a project that deals with navigating romance, love and life as a twenty-something, while blending Spanish and English lyrics. However, its messages and lyrics will appeal to any age group, because we’ve all experienced the “stage[s] of an unraveling relationship.” The singer/songwriter also produced every track on this project, so you know I’m here for the DIY element. Aside from “Go Away,” one of my favorite songs is “Lover,” as that song finds Abbot gathering strength and moving on from the relationship that’s the undercurrent of the project.
It’s a beautifully-done EP, so do yourselves a favor and check it out below while supporting dope music in all its forms.