Moon Palace - Who You Are

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is "Who You Are" by Moon Palace, from the self-released 2019 album Shadowcast.
photo by Loren Othon
written by Janice Headley

On their latest album Shadowcast, Seattle band Moon Palace explore both light and dark: "Shadow self and trying to be positive through interactions with people you love. Outer world to the innermost personal world. Balancing the sun sign and moon sign. Knowing your inner personal self within the context of the universe."

Led by twin sisters Cat and Carrie Biell, Moon Palace get introspective on today's featured track. Talking to Medium.com, Carrie explains, “It’s funny, I kind of wrote it about someone else, but I took it on as first person. It’s about witnessing somebody close to me go through a lot of volatile relationships and often thinking they were the common denominator. So it’s about being in relationships and recognizing the patterns that you fall into and sometimes it’s a good idea to look at yourself and reflect. I was getting frustrated with this person not realizing their own patterns. And it’s easier to point it out when you’re not in it, of course, but the takeaway is to open yourself to be vulnerable with people. A lot of times I see people who try to mold themselves into what their partner wants, but it can create a lot of animosity. It’s about being who you are and allowing yourself to be vulnerable in relationships.”

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