On Letting Go is by far one of my favorite albums. In truth, everything Anthony Green does is amazing, but this album really resonated with me. Over a decade later I return to this album whenever I need a pick-me-up. Green says the 12 tracks in his mind when writing the album were about letting go, self explanatory right?
Why is it so hard to do? Why does it take so long?
I'm writing this retrospectively, having recently gone through emotional situations & reflecting on the time it took for me to get from Point A to Point B.
On their album anniversary tour that just ended, on the last song of their last show Anthony Green starts talking to the crowd:
"So theres uh.. a bittersweet energy in the air.
It's sort of like the last song of a set, where you have to get all your wiggles out... right at the end
It's kind of an cool place to be...
This last song is called "all your friends are dumb, they're fucking dumb as fuck, and they're gone"
so fuck em'."
The song is actually just called "All Your Friends Are Gone", and it's quite good. I'd definitely recommend it.
But the message kind of relates to a lot of things, right?
Letting go is kind of a bittersweet moment. You sort of have one foot in the door and one foot out. Thinking with your heart over your head. Knowing you're being dumb, but going along with it.
You feel this surge of energy and emotion that's been buried deep down in you for so long.
It's a really cool place to be.
People will always come & go. Letting go is just another form of self help. Because sometimes holding on and waiting does way more damage.
So what about the people who decide to walk away?
"They're gone. So fuck em'."