“I’m looking left and right but with wings are bleeding and neither one will fly while the fists are swinging”- I wrote this song in response to the polarized world that we live in today. It seems that I can’t turn on my TV, log into my computer, or open up my newsfeed without being bombarded by hate, violence, and distrust. A lot of this stems from the media that we allow to consume our lives. In these past two years, I’ve allowed whatever propaganda that seemed enticing to dominate and dictate my relationships with others. I’ve created flame wars in my search for an out of reach feedback loop that I look for to satisfy and validate my insecurities. This is a song about casting that away and standing up against the mindless talk that has been industrialized to distract us from what’s truly important in this life; building relationships and loving others. “Sharing noise and stealing eyes consumes my life, disconnect it from the stream and say goodnight, cuz’ I don’t need no vocal supply co. to speak for what my life’s about” - Jacob Betts, May 2018
'The Searching Sessions' is a four track live EP recorded over the span of three hours. The EP features arrangements of four original tracks; 'Talk, Inc (The Vocal Supply Co.)','Deaf Ears', 'Lori's Song', and 'Vagrant'. Accompanying each song is a video of the in-studio performance, offering a glimpse into the world of this run-and-gun, one-take evening. The first track, 'Talk, Inc (The Vocal Supply Co.)' is now available for streaming on various platforms. The full EP releaes on May 25.
- from The Searching Sessions (EP), releases May 25, 2018
- Written by Jacob L. Betts
- Performed by The American Hotel System
- Recorded Live at Half-Court studio on 4/22/2018
- ©2018 Variare Music
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