“The song was inspired by this common feeling I experience — a longing for a simpler time, void of cellphones, this sort of romanticized image of a lifestyle I’ve only read about in books and seen in movies,” says local folk-pop artist Carly Taich of her new release, “My Own Stages.” The track is part of Taich’s new project — a series of stand-alone songs that will eventually form her next album, but will be released one at a time as singles based on their autonomy and individuality.
“I think the more time I spend looking at screens the more I find myself daydreaming about life without them, and in ‘My Own Stages’ that comes out in images of dancing and horses and saltwater and family dinners and train station goodbyes,” Taich says of this inaugural single. “I have a love-hate relationship with the technology I survive on and find myself wishing to experience, for even a day, this romantic past I’m not so sure ever existed.”
The song was produced and performed by Taich (vocals, acoustic guitar), Alex Travers (violin), Jack Victor (drums, vocals), Mike Johnson (bass) and Zack Kardon (electric guitar). It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Johnson.