Let the Beauty Out

Album: Blame-shifter (2016)
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  • This uplifting alt-rock anthem from Enation's EP Blame-shifter tries to provide hope for anyone who may need it.

    When we spoke with the band's frontman, Jonathan Jackson, he revealed what inspired him to write this tune. "Some friends that I was close to were struggling and going through a tough time, so for me it was a song for them," he said. "It was a song in essence saying, 'Don't give up.'

    It's all desperation:

    Crawl on your broken floor
    Scratch your nails on the door
    Love like you've got nothing to lose
    Like your soul's never been bruised
    Cry until the tears start to cleanse

    It's just saying, 'Don't give up. Don't give up. Don't give up. Let the beauty out.'

    There's beauty on the other side of this tension and this difficulty, so that's where that one came from."


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