As the autumn leaves begin to brown and fall away the Good Life’s Tim Kasher hopes to undergo a similar transformation, shedding the baggage of a stagnant relationship built on fear and lies. A bold reality check for a cold and distant lover, “So Let Go” lays it all on the line, refuting all the ifs, ands and buts of a union gone sour. Structured around weathered doubts, Kasher croons variations on a theme: “We could … but we won’t” and “we should … but we don’t,” as this embittered ballad builds. Over a gentle slide guitar and soft drum brushes come Kasher’s brave, if not pessimistic indictments, woozy with reverb, giving the tune a whiskey-soaked feel.
Never raising his voice above a hushed whisper, he lets his words do the stinging. “You keep lying to yourself / But the truth is you’re afraid / Of letting go,” claims Kasher as the song’s conclusion nears, ultimately offering the only viable solution. “So let go,” he insists finally, bidding farewell to a doomed love as the curtain falls on the Good Life’s weathered lullaby. Pour yourself a drink and mourn your own heartbreak with Help Wanted Nights, which drops Sept. 11th via Saddle Creek.
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The Good Life – “So Let Go”
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