Gaspar Sanz will command your attention with ‘On My Mind’. From the moment I clicked play, I knew this was a song that was impossible to resist.
The Australian indie band has delivered something that is guaranteed to make heads bop and be a grand crowd pleaser.
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Considering the uncertainty and upheaval of the world midway through 2020, the song’s themes of utilising your own oppression as a form of power are unexpectedly poignant.
“This song is about choice,” says lyricist and frontman James Bell.
“The choice that you can rise up against the things in life that knock you down and use what holds you there as a power to motivate. A power to help others and yourself.”
“If we all were able to accept that we have a choice, to help and to get up and fight for what is right, people can find justice and truth within themselves.”
Although the song was written in 2019, James acknowledges the parallels that can be drawn to current world events with lyrics like “Lying still, stalling can’t breathe” and “You shoot me down, shoot me down, on the way there”.
He responds that he always wanted the song to tell a story; a familiar story that we all have experienced in some way: “Theres a voice in our heads that tells us to do something about it, but often it goes unheard. In these times we should make promises to listen and help others regardless of what challenges we face.”
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