Water From Your Eyes Cover Ween

Water From Your Eyes have shared their cover the Ween classic "If You Could Save Yourself (You'd Save Us All)." The track benefits (SoS)
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Water From Your Eyes have shared their cover the Ween classic “If You Could Save Yourself (You’d Save Us All).” The track benefits Sounds Saving (SoS) and the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The collaboration featuring the experimental indie-pop duo, also talk about their individual and collective mental health experiences, ranging from managing suicidal thoughts in high school to substance use. Following the Q&A they perform the track exclusively for Sounds Of Saving.

Rachel Brown from Water From Your Eyes says: “The reason that I even started making music by myself was ’cause I was really mentally unwell, but I didn’t really know how to communicate. I was like really depressed and suicidal for most of high school. I spent a lot of time thinking that there was no other option besides to have terrible thoughts that ruined my day. I did therapy for a long time. I feel like it gave me the tools, and just the knowledge that you can actually change the way you think. I just started writing songs ’cause it was like the only place that felt appropriate to be expressing the things that I was thinking about.”

Sounds of Saving says:

Water From Your Eyes make music that is sometimes undefinable but that captures the zeitgeist – experimental, dancy, jagged, melodic, sad and dry-witted. They released their dark yet satirical album Everyone’s Crushed in 2023 to critical acclaim but here at SoS we have been devoted fans since seeing them perform a few years back when they opened for Cate Lebon. Their humorous approach of tackling solemn subject matter caught our attention. We were thrilled when they agreed to work with us.

Their spin on this Ween song, about the bitter and painful end of a relationship, makes the track even more emotional and fatalistic as Brown’s vocal delivery, though candy sweet, crushes you.”

Sounds of Saving, a non-profit organization at the intersection of Music and Mental Health, is dedicated to harnessing the power of diverse musical genres as a direct route to enhanced mental well-being and a sense of optimism, particularly during times of crisis, with the aim of reducing suicide rates. SoS created “Song That Found Me At The Right Time” to promote honest, intimate conversations about mental health and inspire action for those in need of support. SoS has produced over 25 videos and interviews with artists from multiple genres including their recent episodes with Pink Siifu, Beth Orton, Soul Glo, June McDoom and Walter Schreifels (Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits,Quicksand). They have also worked with, among others, Sharon Van Etten, keiyaA, Indigo Sparke, Allison Russell, CHAI, Madison McFerrin and Bartees Strange.


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