We intend to concentrate on how much others have hurt us and left us with deep wounds, but what we overlook is that when we are preoccupied with our own wounds and have no idea how to heal them, we may end up hurting those around us as well. “Where You Been” by Red Skies Mourning is a question to oneself as well as a wake-up call to pay attention to the harm we are causing to those we love.
Red Skies Mourning is a musical project by Chris Aleshire based in Maryland, United States. His latest single, “Where You Been,” reaches the thinnest chords inside you with its deep, vulnerable, and self-aware lyrics. On a personal level, I bonded with the song and felt as if it was inspired by my deepest, darkest emotions. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the sentiment, the poignant, melancholy, and delicate vocals will convey it to you and allow you to sink into it.
“The song was written about myself being emotionally unavailable and only realizing it when I unintentionally hurt someone that I cared about deeply. Realizing that, and taking a hiatus to find myself, love myself and understand myself, so I can understand and love others just the same.” ― Red Skies Mourning
The beats are bouncy and dancy, so there could be a balance and you don’t feel overwhelmed and want to kill yourself. The single kicks off with a synth melody that grabs your attention, and by the time the vocals enter, you’re hooked instantly. The genuine sound created by blending Alt-Pop and EDM with Rock vibes demonstrates how Red Skies Mourning is a skilled, creative musician that’s ready to stand out in the musical scene.