We’re slowing it down quite a bit on the Left Bank with this gorgeous new track from Melbourne-based artist Alexander Biggs.
His latest single ‘Miserable’ is a gentle and considered rumination on the weight our sadness can have on the ones we love. I’ve got direct experience with this, some of my previous partners suffered pretty terribly with depression, one had just gotten out of a long-term relationship before settling down with me, and while I was aware of how hard things were for them, it was equally not easy to deal with someone’s demons when you were still dealing with your own. I can’t thank Alexander Biggs enough for expressing how things might feel on the otherside; you only really know what you know/experience, and the track “Miserable” adds such a valuable perspective.
“Miserable is a realisation that our own sadness can impact the ones around us. When I wrote it, it was almost like a soft plea – Am I weighing you down? Is my hurt hurting you? What are we going to do? It was a consoling and an explanation, a conversation and a statement – a deep sigh and a head on the shoulder.“
Since his second EP Whatever Helps You Sleep, Alexander Biggs has taken the time to contemplate what really matters as a songwriter and human.
The Melbourne creative continues to hone his live talents, with a myriad of support slots for artists including Evan Dando, Frightened Rabbit and Julien Baker, plus performances in the UK and South America; he made his US debut back in September.
I hope this song can speak to anyone who’s ever felt like they’re getting used to the boiling water, felt calloused and tough when they were trying to be soft, or anyone that’s ever found themselves asking the same question – Do I make you miserable?”