Field Medic’s new album is arriving in October and after the gloom-pop of “i had a dream that you died” he today shares a second single called “i think about you all the time”. He reveals:
“‘i think about you all the time’ is a love song to alcohol & younger days. It’s a sort of sequel to my song ‘i will not mourn who i was that has gone away’. I was struggling in my sobriety with some difficult life situations and wished I had the option of pressing the off switch that binge drinking has afforded me in the past.
“I had just written a song called ‘I hate being sober’, which was a pretty negative way to frame the subject, so I set out to make a song that spoke of my longing in a way that sounded light & sweet. I wanted it to sound like a love song so it could speak to anyone who’s missing anything, be it a person or, in my case, a substance.”
Without knowing that it’s about alcohol, “i think about you all the time” could easily pass a straight-ahead loved-up song of longing. It’s filled with forlorn and wistful imagery like “you tumble like an acrobat through my mind” and “when I hear your voice in a whisper / to me it feels like leisure”, delivered over a surging melody that suggests hopefulness rather than self-destruction. He hints at the darker side when he admits “I’m all twisted up like MC Escher / can’t find my way out”, but even that could be attributed to the bamboozling nature of infatuation. This one is primed to slide on to your next mixtape for your crush – just don’t tell them what it’s really about.
Listen to “i think about you all the time” below or find it on streamers.