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HeartSongs - 20170925

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Welcome to HeartSongs, our regularly scheduled (probably) look at songs and the people who write them. We spoke to Other States about their recent single ‘Come Back To Me.

“’Come Back To Me’ is another one of our songs which explores this grizzly character that we’ve created.

The idea is the this dude is a combination of the worst parts of all of us, we put him in situations that are pretty bleak for him, and imagine how he would react.

This time round he’s been ceremoniously removed from his pedal-stool, chucked out of his home and blacklisted by his partner.

And he’s out to vent!

It’s a kinda tongue in cheek scenario, as this guy is essentially a psychopath, and his crocodile tears are more a display of damaged ego as much as true heartbreak.

As much as I find the story pretty funny, it kinda terrifies me as I know that there’s a part of myself in there.

Or maybe its therapeutic- exorcising the psychopath!

Anyway, we’ll just keep building our story around this lost soul, maybe it’ll even get better for him one day..”


‘Come Back To Me’ Lyrics

I’ve seen your strength, I’ve seen your resolve

I’ve seen your fires, they’re not growing old.

I wanna be patient here, but I’m falling out my tree

I wanna be patient girl, but you know that’s just not me


Well my suit is torn, and I’m down on my knees

(Won’t you come back to me)

My palms are scratched but girl I’m begging you please

(Won’t you come back to me)


I know your zeal, I know that you’re set

My heart is drowning, I’m up to my neck

Vent your frustrations here, and I’ll promise you anything

Vent your frustrations girl, and I’ll tell you this bird will sing


Well my suit is torn, and I’m down on my knees

(Won’t you come back to me)

My palms are scratched but girl I’m begging you please

(Won’t you come back to me)

My body’s aching from my heart’s desire

(Won’t you come back to me)

And now I’m burning alone, you know you pulled me from the fire

(Won’t you come back to me)


Other States Share New Single 'Come Back To Me'

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After their debut single ‘Make Amends’ garnered approval from Clash Magazine, Louder Than War, and Echoes and Dust, Other States have now touched down in the land of AM radio with their new single ‘Come Back To Me’. A bleak cry of desperation from the silken voiced Mark S. Aaron, set to a jovial ‘60s doo-wop backing; ‘Come Back To Me’ is a tale of misplaced arrogance and eventual, bleary-eyed madness.

Drawing influence from writer-keyboardist Mike Lord’s own childhood experience of parental relationships, categorized by non-communication, secrets and lies, and subsequent breakdown, ‘Come Back To Me’ reflects a story that could happen anywhere.

And yet Other States have thoroughly stated the time and place- the music draws influence from the Spaghetti western soundtracks of Ennio Morricone and the cowboy psych influences of Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, set to a driving Tame Impala-esque rhythm section and kraut-infused beat. The band are continuing to create a stir in their home-town of Brighton, with regular headline slots for their cinematic and immersive light-synced live shows.


Live dates:

19.09 Brighton Electric, Brighton

13.10 The Brighthelm, Brighton

21.10 The Victoria, Dalston



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