It’s been a while since you felt right / But the warm nights are coming soon and you’ll be just fine
Sometimes, all we need is a gleam of hope that a new day is coming and it’s worth sticking around to live it.
SoCal rock group Movements released a new video for ‘Daylily,’ detailing the importance of these hopeful, brighter days. The song is off the band’s debut album Feel Something, an 11-track deliberate fusion of eerie guitars and introspective lyrics that (inevitably) evoke heavy emotion. As Patrick Miranda (vocals) iterates, the backstory stems from his girlfriend’s battle with mental illness:
“She went through a really tough few years when she was a teenager, dealing with mental illness and an eating disorder, and still struggles with anxiety and depression today. An important part of her recovery, much like anyone else with a mental illness, was working with a therapist. Her therapist described her recovery as an up and down process. Basically, there would be a lot of bad days, but there would also be good days. She called the good ones her “pink cloud days” and the goal was to eventually have those outnumber the bad ones. When she was going through another tough time last year I wrote this song for her.”
The video removes any sugar coating or misinterpretation of mental illness, as a simple walk outside can be the most debilitating action for some. It’s a reminder to hold onto the days you can feel the sun warming your skin again – the days you have the courage to give more of yourself to the world.
More pink cloud days are coming and that’s certain.
Watch the new video from Movements below: