Today, TIDES are dropping their debut EP, Crossroads. This is the duo’s first proper collection of songs after several successful single releases in 2017. While it’s nearly impossible to pull a stand-out single from the 4-song EP, SoulBounce debuted “Don’t Let Me Down” yesterday, saying the song “blurs the lines between pop, R&B and electronica.”
This EP is rooted in a number of themes and emotions. Love, musings of future fame, self reflection and self reliance are balanced with more contemplative avenues like the passing of time, growth & coming of age, crossroads and turning points in life, as well as darker undertones like underlying fears of insignificance.
Reflecting on “Don’t Let Me Down,” Innocent shared these thoughts: “It’s a message to one’s self. I am telling myself to not let go of the fight for my life. Addressing my inner warrior and inner demons. Realizing the hard truth that I came into this world alone and it’s really up to me to claim what I believe is mine (throne). Telling myself I can’t let myself down, asking myself how I can create the home, the life, the dream that I’ve envisioned through hard work. Reassuring myself that bad situations/blues never last even though they’ll try to destroy/push me away from the strong foundation that my feet rest upon. I reference feet and head early in the song because they guide us, feet physically and our heads spiritually and emotionally.”