Artistically creative dark-pop star Sheldon Riley has returned with the emotionally powerful new single “AGAIN”, a confession to self-sabotage & torment.
Speaking on the track Sheldon said, “Again is about recognising self-sabotage. I’m an artist who writes music about resolving pain, finding strength and confessing heart-ache. I wrote this song at a time where everything was going so great. I was working on myself, putting hurt behind me and found myself on a supported path where for the first time in a long time I felt a sense of control.”
Co-written alongside Australian Producer Cyrus Villanueva, this latest single gives an insight into Sheldon’s own self-sabotage & torment. A powerful introspective piece, the track looks deep into his inability to sustain happiness.
“It was at that moment that I realised I’m actually very uncomfortable living in my own happiness, almost like I felt guilt in feeling so happy. I recognised that as someone who has quite the history of being let down, I had created my own comfort in expecting things won’t go right and to never trust the possibility that happiness could be sustained,” continues Sheldon.
“Ultimately not trusting people, expecting I’ll be let down and things going wrong again and again now is a result of me sabotaging myself and my own happiness. Recognising that self-sabotage and self-torment is one of my greatest demons. I wrote this song as a confession, almost as I dive into exactly why.. why I put myself into this spiral and what stops me from changing.”
The song features a moving instrumental that delicately reflects the hauntingly touching lyrical aspect of this phenomenal musical piece that features the sheer essence to connect with audiences from the very first listen.
Sheldon delivers a magically stimulating performance that echoes the raw energy that lies deep within the emotional core of this song, which highlights the versatile vocal range this gifted artist possesses & brings the fortitude within this incredible composition to life.
This latest release is a true statement to Sheldon’s artistic musical creativity & heartfelt musical spirit. I believe this song features a truly compelling notion that captivates listeners immediate attention. A highly recommended musical masterpiece!
You can check out “AGAIN” on Spotify below or purchase on Apple music here.
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