Searows Gives Us a Front-Row Seat to His Self-Discovery in "Funny"
Photo: Marlowe Ostara
Kentucky-born, Oregon-raised musician Searows is building a musical world full of delicate dreamscapes and profound lyricism. Ciphering through the complexities of life is a heavy task and while doing so in “Funny,” Searows uncovers the irony in our healing processes. The new single joins the previously released “Older” and “I have more than enough” as a look into his upcoming EP, End of the World, out November 10. After receiving a co-sign from the likes of Ethel Cain, Searows is currently embarking on the journey of supporting Gracie Abrams on her Fall European leg of the 'Good Riddance Tour.'
“The song is essentially about anxiety and the things you repeat to yourself to try and get out of that anxiety, which is a theme of a lot of the songs on the EP,” shares Searows. Over a soft guitar strum and accompanied by haunting harmonies, Searows muses on the cycle of anxiety and healing that we experience throughout the entirety of life. The track opens with the poignant thought, "Funny how it disappears / The second you give in / When the world comes to terms with the way that it spins." As the track builds, the lyricism feels more and more like a stream of consciousness flowing directly from Searows' deepest thoughts.
Over a consistent gentle tempo, Searows looks to the universe for answers, wondering about his role in the lives of others and questioning one’s own reality. The track ends with a powerful statement, “I can’t heal what I hold on to,” forcing himself to face harsh realities in order to move on. The track feels expansive yet extremely intimate. It almost feels like a violation of privacy into Searows' own mind realizing these thoughts in real-time and getting a front-row seat to his own self-discovery.
Displaying vulnerability is never easy, but it’s what makes “Funny” an emotional triumph. We’re all continuously engaging in our own self-discovery, and music like “Funny” is the perfect companion for the harsh reality that comes with it.
Listen to "Funny" below: