Day 3 - Parental Approval

“So rest assured, we’ll share something simple // Love ain’t gotta be so stressful”

Written and Performed by: Evan DeVries
Bass: Alex Rushka
Keys: Jasper Burik
Mixed by: Aaron Carestenson

VLOG #3

LYRICS

Did I hear that right?
Your parents really kicked you out last night
My god what a night
Best believe we gonna win the fight
Yeah you know I’m with you
And I see the shit
That they go and do
And you know I see myself with you too
And I can be the one
I can be the I can be the one
Who’s making it right
 Even if they take
Even if they take it all away
And I know that they’ll try
By the look in their eyes 

Making it so fine
Under the city lights
When you’re in love
The feeling is so fine  

It’s hard to see without the vision (view)
So rest assured we’ll share something simple
Love ain’t gotta be so stressful
(Love ain’t gotta be so stressful)
 I don’t think they’ll be respectful
(They ain’t never like me anyways)
So what else can I do?
(I’ma keep on loving you)
And I can be the one
I can be the I can be the one
Who’s making it right
Even if they take
Even if they take it all away
And I know that they’ll try
By the look in their eyes

 Making it so fine
Under the city lights
When you’re in love
The feeling is so fine

STORY

This song is for anyone who hasn’t gotten along with their significant others’ parents. I had a relationship where the family didn’t exactly approve of me over some differences in our beliefs. I was invited to a sit-down lunch with her father and older brother and given “the talk.” It’s like a scene out of Meet the Parents or something like that. Shortly after this cringe-worthy lunch, my ex was kicked out of her house by her parents and all but ex-communicated from her family. It put a ton of stress on me and a strain on our relationship — I really hoped people could be more tolerant of different belief systems being bright-eyed and fresh out of college..

We still had some happy times while this cloud over our relationship continued to develop, so you might notice a sense of conflict between the verses and chorus in the lyrical content on this song.

Despite the backstory of this song, this is probably one of my favorites I’ve ever written and one of the first times I felt like I truly found my own voice as an artist. I’ve got to tip my cap to my mixing engineer Aaron Carstenson for understanding the intimate nature of this track and bringing it to to life with his mixing choices.

PERFORMANCE VIDEOS

HONORABLE MENTION SONGS

Here’s a live snippet of a song that didn’t make the cut for the EP called “Set it Off.” Again I’m sticking with the outdoorsy live performance theme. Honestly, the reason this song didn’t make the cut was because I felt it was too similar to the artist that inspired it, D’Angelo.