LET ME LOVE
Videographer: NU JAE
TRACK 4: Let Me Love
Drums: Jason Gerald Myers
Bass: Ryan 'Gutty' Windross
Lead Guitar: Jo Cocco
Trumpet and Flugal Horn: Jacob Stoddart
Backing Vocals: Makeda Moore
Lead Vocals: Jesse James MacFarlane
Guitar: Jesse James MacFarlane
Mixing: Laurent Dupuy
Mastering: Simon Capony
Written and Produced by: Jesse James MAcFarlane
Let Me Love is reflection on the state of society and our alienation from a healthy and natural state of existence. The song is crying out against how the shortcomings of our oppressive social systems continually prevent the world from developing in a way that doesn't degrade the environment and the nature of our relations to one another across the globe.
The song is identifying that to create something new and better, just being compliant, safe and doing as is expected is not going to bring about the world we want. To achieve freedom from the trappings of an unhealthy society we have to break free and dare to do the unknown, extraordinary, unexpected and expect to be criticised, judged and misunderstood.
At the time of writing this song, I was just sick of so much I was seeing around me. So sick of dusty polluted roads and traffic, sick of seeing this unhealthy society continue to just reproduce its own survival day-by-day, never to stop to recognise the gross exploitation and disgusting behaviour that this system incentivises for its own perpetuation. I was tired of always seeing people spreading hate about people different to them. I just felt so tired and all that made me feel good was the idea of a better beautiful place out there, one that we could actually have agency and influence in, rather than being passive participants of an indifferent society.
The call of the song is to get away from this system we are born into and create something new. It's saying why do we hold on to this state of existence? If tomorrow things were very different would we miss the society we exist in today or how much would we be glad to be rid of? I'm also trying to envisage what this new freedom would look and feel like and what it would take to reach it.