Don't Try

Songfacts®:

  • Everything Everything close their sophomore set, Arc, with what frontman Jonathan Higgs told The Line Of Best Fit is, "a chink of light at the end of a pretty dark album." He added: "It's a recurring theme in the album. Speak up. What's up with you? Talk about it. Tell people if you're struggling. Don't try to hide it. What are you wrestling with?"
  • The song's music video takes inspiration from classic paintings and was directed by Higgs. He said: "'Don't Try' is about letting it out and this video is all about absolute abandon. You can keep it in inside but it always comes out in the end one way or another, or it destroys you.
    "I was inspired by the way repressing a mind can often make a person wildly creative," Higgs added, "and I thought lot of dark imagery in paintings of hell were especially direct. I wanted to try and bring classic paintings to life in as much colour and expression as possible."

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