Another night spent on the floor …
Do you need me to feel important?
You only hurt those you adore …
And only preach love in the morning
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Davis Gestiehr melds brooding rock with post-punk textures, creating a distinct, nostalgia-tinted wall of sound. At just twenty-one, Gestiehr is poised, expansive, and emotive of palpable pain with his dark atmospheric sound and soulful vocals.
This is a song of both desperation and resignation, set in a terrible limbo. The meaning is vague with its lyric of “another night spent on the floor.” The song could be about addiction; it could be about domestic abuse; or it could simply be about one too many mind games putting someone over the edge. But it poses the question over and over…are you gonna change, or keep up this toxic cycle? In any scenario, the concept of care needs to find its direction, because care does not necessarily correlate with active change.
“Care” is an expansive artistic statement. poignant songwriting to produce a dark yet palatable landscape. We hear strong elements of The Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen, and The Replacements in “Care,” as well as plenty of 90s alternative moments in the powerful drumming and guitar distortion.
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