Lauren Lakis recently released the single, ‘Sail Away‘, in which Lakis delves into having to grow up too fast and as a result having to re-parent the inner child as an adult. The atmosphere is dark and despondent with heavy hitting instrumentation. The vocals are powerful and haunting. Lakis takes the listener into the depths of pain and despair, on the verge of leaving it all behind with the artfully poignant ‘Sail Away‘. Here’s what Lakis had to say about ‘Sail Away‘:
Thematically, Sail Away explores the idea of running away with my inner child, protecting and parenting her. It’s me becoming my own mother, which was something I had to do at a young age.
As the daughter of my mother, I had to learn how to take care of myself and grow up quickly. She struggled with addiction until I was almost 10 years old; I don’t have many memories of my childhood before that age. I’ve spent some years in Alanon, connecting to my inner child and learning how to “re-parent” her as a way of healing those wounds. The inner child is the part of us that is innocent, vulnerable, playful, full of wonder, freely trusting and loving. It hasn’t always been easy to connect with that side of myself.
I didn’t feel like I had a voice as a kid, and I had no control over what was happening around me. In spite of, or perhaps because of this, I grew into an extremely strong, resilient, capable adult. This song explores my longing for having had an adult like me around, when I was a child…as well as the anger I’ve carried with me for having missed out. I’ve had to accept that no one can go back in time and fix that for me.
All I can say is thank you for sharing, Lauren. As difficult and painful as these experiences may be I truly believe talking about them, if you’re able to, not only helps heal you but helps others who may feel alone as well. That’s one of the reasons I advocate for musicians being paid well and getting respect for their craft. After all songs like ‘Sail Away‘ help us all in one way or another. Lauren has consistently made deep and thought provoking music, and ‘Sail Away‘ is no exception. You can listen to ‘Sail Away‘ down below. Afterwards make sure you hit up your favorite music service so you can discover more music by these artists! As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.