Principle of Loving
SG046 • 9/20/2019
'Principle of Loving' was born in Portland, OR over the course of 2017. I wrote the demo in our back garden over a sample of half-filled wine glasses that I had recorded while babysitting at a friend's house. It's a song about loss, but also about being open-handed and forgiving. My grandfather, whom I loved dearly, passed away in early 2017 and his absence left a big hole in my life. This song is dedicated to him - it's a reflection of what life is like when we live open-handedly and lovingly towards each other.
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