On October 29, Teethgrynder, the solo project of Scottish musician Jay Thurley, will release Hostages via Isolation Records. The album features guest appearances from members of Bossk, Filth is Eternal and Fall of Efrafa, and today, Thurley has shared a new single from the album, “Not Lonely,” featuring Evan Patterson of Jaye Jayle. The song is a melodic, gothic chamber-folk track that’s both rustic and graceful. And its video, all black and white, follows an old man in his rural home, brushing his teeth, working in his shed, drinking whisky and eventually taking a walk into a strangely eerie woods. Check it out below.
Patterson says of the track, “I have battles with depression and loneliness. Yet, I do like to be alone. I also have a bad valve in my heart. I worry sometimes. I don’t worry most times. I wrote these words while on tour a few years ago with aspirations to eventually discover a feeling of content. At some point last year, I made a conscious choice to decide to not be controlled by my heart nor my depression. And so far, so good. I feel alright about all of the things that I can control, as well as, all of the things that are out of my control.”
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