Space4Lease’s new track “Lately” is, in essence, a break-up song; but the lyrically talented and musically layered melodic tune is far from the sappy song you might expect. “Lately” dives deep to explore the heartbreaking experience of falling for someone, without reciprocation of those feelings. All these feelings can be felt throughout the music, especially on Hamm’s poignant vocals.
Vocalist Grayson Hamm commented on the song’s inspiration, “Although “Lately” is a song about one of my past relationships, I think it speaks to everyone at some level. At some point or another, we have all experienced disappointment stemming from a failed relationship. It is a song that questions feelings and is meant to invoke a certain emotional reaction… we have all experienced that uncomfortable moment in which we have stronger feelings for someone than they have for us, even if we refuse to admit it out of embarrassment or shame. I’ve reached the point multiple times in my life where I ask the question, “Who I am to you?” How does this person see me compared to how I see them? This cyclical pattern is emotionally exhausting, so I decided to channel these feelings the best way I know how: though the process of songwriting. “Lately” is all about asking these difficult questions.”
Hamm also notes that the song provides light on the importance of self-worth, “I feel that many of us are guilty of accepting unfair treatment from a potential significant other in the hopes that we will someday win this individual over. Too often, we do things out of the ordinary and things that maybe aren’t necessarily typical behavior. Perhaps part of your life revolved around a misconception of “false love,” or infatuation, and I have found from personal experience that it isn’t healthy. I have recently come to a realization that a healthy, solid relationship is “not supposed to be this hard,” or as hard as I have made it in the past. We just have to be comfortable with ourselves and ultimately be confident while accepting the fact that people come and go in our lives.”
Taking an introspective path of self-reflection, the single is emotive and passionate in the same cue asprevious singles, “Must Be Something” and “Drifting” dropped by the band in previous weeks. All singles are now available for stream and purchase on Bandcamp, iTunes and all major digital platforms.
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