James Alphonse Releases New Song “What You Really Want”
- Canadian singer-songwriter James Alphonse released a new song “What You Really Want”.
The song is his second single of 2021, following “Crazy For You” released back in February.
“'What You Really Want' is about losing one's inhibitions to gain the freedom of being your true self,” James Alphonse said of the song. “I was bullied in high school for my music and songwriting addiction, and later encountered haters when I first started to advertise my music online. I was feeling discouraged until I started talking with friends who I'd met through music with similar experiences. They were still doing what they loved and were successful at it! I began to feel like an idiot because I was focusing on the one or two people who said cruel things, while forgetting about the people who I really value. I had to ask myself, what is it that I really want? My answer? To write. Keep going and focus on the fans, they're what matters.”
He continued, “With this song, I wanted to characterize and point out how ridiculous it is to change the way you are for someone who just wants to tear you down. Those aren't the people who will build you up – they're trying to make you adhere to the norm. In truth, it's the quirky and weird people that I find wonderful in this world. If we were all the same, we wouldn't have so many of the miraculous bands who evolved from breaking the mold.”
- Photo by Paul Iacoviello
- source : SoundCloud