Warren Dunes - Fishbowl

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is "Fishbowl" by Warren Dunes, a 2020 self-released single.


 
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Seattle surf-pop trio Warren Dunes are currently working on their debut full-length, but in the meantime, they've shared the stand-alone single "Fishbowl," a song frontwoman and local-music-veteran Julia Massey tells American Songwriter, “It’s about admitting your weaknesses and asking for help. It’s about making yourself vulnerable during dark times and finding strength in the little things, like taking a walk with someone and holding their hand.”

Massey, along with her spouse, Jared Cortese; and his brother, Dominic Cortese, share more details about the new track on their Facebook page:

In 2015 and 2016, there were a handful of experiments conducted where strangers were asked to sit and silently share eye contact with one another for 4 minutes. What they discovered was that this simple act of looking into one another’s eyes for a short time created a “deep and meaningful connection.” “Fishbowl” is an homage to this experiment as it illustrates what happens when we truly take time, and not much time at all, to meet people where they are in the present moment. Inside the bounds of our bodies, but outside the bounds of our different perspectives. To quote William James, 'we are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.'

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