Half Life

Album: The Warmth of a Dying Sun (2017)
  • This song finds vocalist Justine Jones attempting to convey how those who suffer from depression feel. "It seems like a very English quality to be polite and quietly move on from difficult issues" she explained to The Independent. "It's definitely an elephant in the room, particularly among men who aren't really known for talking openly about their feelings."

    "I think that mentality is exacerbated by this 'man-up' attitude or 'grow a pair'; there's loads of studies that have concluded that suicide is the number one male killer," Jones continued. "I think a lot of those people feel worthless, like a part of them is missing and we shouldn't dismiss people who feel like that."
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