The soft wail of ‘Forever’ continues the journey of a love lost and mourned, handing hope over to ‘A Better Place’ (mixed by Jonathan Gilmore [The 1975, beabadoobee, Rag’n’Bone Man]) with its lugubrious piano and closing with the heartwrenching, half broken, vocals of ‘Somebody Else Instead’ – the most vulnerable moment on the record.
Christy says: “Somebody Else Instead’, the title track of this stripped back acoustic EP, is a song I wrote that perfectly encapsulates the feeling I felt when I was trying to move on past a relationship, I felt like I was just trying to replace them constantly. Then I had a thought, that when you are in a relationship, all you really do is waste your time with that person, so maybe that’s what love is, wasting your time with the right person but having the most fun doing nothing.” He continues. “This whole EP is my journey up to now of how I have felt about moving on. I hope everyone listens to this and hears every bit of emotion I have felt making it.”
Since “Homegrown” release, Christy has gone from zero to well over a million streams on Spotify alone. To achieve such a feat is commendable at the best of times, but Christy managed to grasp success from the jaws of a pandemic stricken music industry, his songs striking a chord with audiences all around the world. “I didn’t know how the EP would be received, but to have that reception, I was really chuffed,” he says.
Christy shares more, “Music has something to do, something to focus on,” he explains, “it has felt like a new lease of life when there’s not much else going on – it’s kept me sane. But not being able to play live has been strange – that’s like breathing air to me and I miss the interaction with real people.”