“She Spins” by Letting Up Despite Great Faults is a Song About Shedding One’s Denial of the Emotional Abuse You’ve Been Tolerating

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The exquisite guitar riff that runs through most of “She Spins” by Austin, TX-based shoegaze/dream pop band Letting Up Despite Great Faults is irresistible in its stirring emotional winds. The song though gorgeous and uplifting contrasts with its themes of anxiety and resigned realization that never quite settles in one’s mind. It speaks to the kind of relationship, or a place in one, where you’re never sure of your standing with the other person and the passive-aggressive, gaslighty emotional games that take up entirely too much space in your psyche and erode one’s sense of self and having a feeling of comfort, value and acceptance in that relationship is elusive at best, seemingly impossible most of them time when you pay attention to the dynamics of your bond, such as it is, and recognize the dysfunction even if you’re not quite sure why you don’t break things off. The song in its entirely appealing, ethereal surges of contemplative mood articulates that liminal moment when you recognize abuse for what it is and that will ultimately lead to not wanting that in your life anymore no matter what the benefits of that relationship might be. It is in that sense a song of personal liberation before you take the steps to make that a reality. Listen to “She Spins” on YouTube and follow Letting Up Despite Great Faults at the links below. The band’s 2022 album IV released on March 4, 2022 and is available digitally and on physical media through the Bandcamp link. Fans of Slowdive and Beach Fossils do not sleep on this band.

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Author: simianthinker

Editor, primary content provider for this blog. Former contributor to Westword and The Onion.

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