‘Tears Won’t Get Me Anywhere’ offers a resilient approach to getting out of struggle, drawing on Adam’s own experiences of anxiety and depression. With its driving breakbeat, there’s a great sense of forward momentum to ‘Tears Won’t Get Me Anywhere’, looking to the future, knowing that it will be a brighter one.
Mountain Bird says: “I do most things in my life in isolation. I’ve spent my life focusing on music while suffering from both social anxiety and depression. They come during hard periods and everything is dependent on trying to keep myself together. Some nights, I cry because I’ve put too much pressure on myself. So, I wrote this song as a ‘fight-anthem’ to remind myself that tears won’t get me anywhere.”
This honesty in Mountain Bird’s music gives his songs such a deep personal connection, coupled with the fact that Adam is continuing to sing the vocals on his tracks himself, as opposed to working with session vocalists as he had done prior to 2019. ‘Tears Won’t Get Me Anywhere’ shows how Mountain Bird continues to create beauty out of the darkest of places.