Liam Barrack Releases New Song “Tryin'”
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Liam Barrack released a brand new song called “Tryin'” on June 30, 2023.
The song is the second single of 2023, following “Bulletproof” released back in April.
It was written by Liam Barrack, Ryan Worsley, Ali Milner, and Alex Frew. Produced by Ryan Worsley.
Hidden in the joyous arrangement are heavier lyrics about his struggle with executive dysfunction and often straining relationships due to not being as reliable as he intends.
Liam Barrack said of the song, “My new song, 'Tryin',' is about managing a relationship with someone while hardly being able to manage yourself. It’s about wanting to keep something you're losing, and making promises of change – ultimately that you're 'Tryin'.'”
He continued, “I have a lot of problems with executive function: simple things like trying to fall asleep, making it to meetings on time or even remembering small things ends up being a struggle for me, and it puts a serious strain on the relationships I have with people.”
- “It's the penultimate feeling before something fails. There are two paths you can take from here – one of them is to try, and the other is to concede. 'Tryin'' represents the optimistic and more involved approach. To reform yourself into what someone else needs of you and have healthier relationships,” He said. “Sometimes I'll just be thinking of the thing I want to talk about and a whole song will spill out very quickly. Other times the parts are crafted separately or in a particular order. Ultimately, the drive is in what's unknown. It’s really a method of knowing myself better on all fronts.”
He added, “Oftentimes I won't realize what a song is about until I've finished writing it and can stand back and look at it. It's the ability to see your subconscious thoughts and feelings culminate into a piece of art in real-time that drives me.”
Background photo by Lorne Butler
- source : Apple Music