Written by Nick Hopton
While The Great Enough’s frontman Bright Kelly is hard at work putting on constant live, at-home concerts in that big white chair of his… the Philadelphia alt-rock darlings return with a brand new tune and music video for their latest song “The Fall.”
Comprised of Brian DiBiagio (guitars), John Hoff (drums), Robby Crane (bass), and the aforementioned Bright Kelly (lead vocals and guitars), The Great Enough follow in the footsteps of the great alt-rock bands of the past while paving the way towards a new direction and feel of their own.
“Lyrically, ‘The Fall’ is at least in part about my need to question everything. And I do, man. I question fucking everything. Capital-E-Everything,” proclaims Kelly. “It’s also about the societal pitfalls that snare us, insofar as I understand them. We fall into being deceitful in order to protect ourselves. We fall into believing that we know best, and we dismiss those who disagree with us. We fall into proclaiming our opinions at the top of our lungs, leaving us with open mouths and stopped-up ears and no chance at all of finding common ground. We preach, but we don’t practice, you know? We are grappling with those traps, and how easy it is to fall into them and become lost.”
Kelly also tells me that although the lyrics might represent the current state of the world, this song is not in fact about the current pandemic or any one specific thing. “I want to be clear: I didn’t write this song about the current crisis. No one was more surprised than The Great Enough were at how timely the lyrics seem.”
However…even though it might not be about the “right now”…the lyrics still ring true for where we are as a society.
“All of the light is swallowed in water now, and all, all, all of the walls are burning down. What are we on about?”
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