by Didi Fever
In the wake of trauma, and especially abuse, there is often a bottoming out of the self: it can feel like everything you were has been hollowed out and replaced by this terrible event. When I started to heal, I began writing songs.
Listen to the song while reading the text.
Writing songs was a way to ground myself, to rediscover the person I was before, and try to move forward with the person I wanted to become. Love The Sinner is a collection of songs about rediscovering identity, letting go of labels and the internalization of the idea of “sin,” and celebrating the love one finds along the path to healing.
There are also songs about a mad scientist, about kids getting lost in the woods, and about having a crush on a librarian. What can I say? I’m an eclectic person.
“My mother should have named me Moses
I see the signs but I can’t understand
My mother should have named me Moses
‘Cause I’ll never make it to that promised land.”
I’m a pianist, so my influences include Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, and Amanda Palmer. But on this album, you’ll more likely hear the influence of Bruce Springsteen, The Smiths, and The Magnetic Fields: lots of reverb, confessional gloom, and the unique sounds of vintage instruments (like the stylophone that my producer discovered midway through recording and really went to town with!).
I’m hoping that others will hear their struggles and triumphs reflected in my music, and feel just a little better about being a “sinner.”
Didi Fever, Category: Artist, Singles: Peter Pan, Top Tracks: Lost, Happy Deathday, Parallel Lines, Peter Pan, Monthly Listeners: 8, Where People Listen: St Louis, Jersey City, Montclair, The Bronx, Matthews