Tendencies

Album: New Friends (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is a gentle look at addiction from the perspective of the addicts who are "bad to the ones they love." It's a topic familiar to the Baskery sisters of Stella, Greta and Sunniva Bondesson. In an interview with Sunniva, she told Songfacts: "In every family, there's an abuse history. We're Swedish and having Finnish roots, so we do drink a lot in our family. I wanted to write a song that is beautiful and not just sad to these people who made this choice to drink instead of be with their families. That's how it can go, and I think that it's a very solitary thing."
  • When Sunniva wrote this song, she gave it the feeling of a hymn. "I'm very proud of that song because every time I play it, there's no way I can hide my emotions," she said. "It's always there, but it's with a smile. It's a sad song, but the lyrics are happy."

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