Produced by rising artist/producer, NATIIVE, ‘deep end’ is the second of three forthcoming singles from FINLAY‘s debut EP, ‘edge of mine,’ an illusively original and seamlessly desirable hybrid between Hot 100 Pop and Electronic worlds respectively.
“‘deep end’ is a really special record that came to me after hours of persistent writer’s block. My producer and I had had an exhaustingly full day in the studio; I was weary from marathon sessions and almost ready to give up and call it a night. After taking a beat, we turned all the instruments off and I silently sat in the studio and semi-hopelessly waited for inspiration. It was then in the quietness of the late night that the centric melody came to me, and the story began to unfold. It was clear from the get-go that I was writing someone else’s story…what it really means to meet another human halfway with unbridled vulnerability.”
“The lyrics are really a call to dive deeply into relationship with total abandon, regardless (and especially in the face of) paralyzing fear. Fear is something I’ve often wrestled with in my personal life and career, and I’ve learned slowly with time and patience that though there is no escaping it entirely, stepping into love is what tends to banish its paralyzing effects in the face of love.”
“As I continued to write, the imagery painted on this record seemed to perfectly mirror common emotions I often feel when looking cliff-side into the depths of the Pacific at my place in L.A. The ‘deep end’ is a topic I’ll likely continue to explore with my fans in future records and content in the coming year.”