Eighty Ninety Releases New Song “Stay Alive”
Brooklyn-based alt-pop duo Eighty Ninety, consisting of Abner James (vocals/production) and Harper James (guitar/production), released the second single called “Stay Alive” from their upcoming debut album on March 24, 2023.
The track was written and produced by Abner James, Harper James, and Gian Stone.
Abner James said of the song, “'Stay Alive' is about how our struggles with mental health can affect our relationships and how the things we do to cope and the people we love — and who love us — can help to get us through life's hardest moments. For my whole life, music has been one of the tools I turn to as a listener and a musician, but I've never directly addressed it in a song before.”
- He continued, “The song is a promise to be there for myself and an acknowledgement that the more grounded part of me knows that those feelings pass, and I'll make it through to the other side. My hope is that it can also be a loving reminder to anyone else going through a hard time — and a promise to our audience that through our music we are and will always try to be there to help provide comfort and joy to anyone who listens.”
- The accompanying music video was co-directed by Olivia Kimmel and Abner James.
Abner James said of the video, “Shooting in a dreamy, vintage, almost unreal feeling and isolated setting felt like the right metaphor for that state of mind - and saving the only real sunlight for the final shot was our way of showing that ultimately this is a winnable fight, and an optimistic song.”
- source : Apple Music