From May Your Kindness Remain, out now on Fat Possum.
Is it the journey or the destination?
Is this love or is this addiction?
Circumstances are meant to be
What does that say about you and me?
Courtney Marie Andrews has a way of setting up a story, doesn’t she? Who is this couple? We immediately want to know more.
Andrews talked to the Independent about writing “Took You Up.”
Yeah there’s definitely vignettes of personal experiences – there are little snippets of imagery throughout the whole song. I think I’ve definitely experienced pieces of that especially the frozen dinners and laundry piles line. I’ve lived a lot with either people letting me stay on their couches and I’ve also rented hotels and lived on the road for a few years now – not really living this grand lifestyle but also trying to make ends meet. There’s also bits of depression in those lines but I think the hope and the light is that you have somebody you love surrounding that theme. It’s a song where you feel like the only thing you have is that person – everything else is suffering: your pocketbook, where you live…there’s nothing except for that person. But sometimes that person is sad and love is sad as well.
There’s a lot of sadness on May Your Kindness Remain. But sometimes sad songs just make you feel better.