Settling into a long-term relationship can be anxiety-inducing. It’s easy to psych yourself out when trying to wrap your head around the idea of being with someone for the rest of your lives; it’s even easier to self-sabotage by assuming you or your partner will eventually wreck the relationship, so why not just nip the bud now. Maura M. Lynch grapples with this sentiment on Blush’s new single “Forever Is A Long Time.”
The Brooklyn-based quartet — comprised of Lynch (vocals, guitar, keys), Jonathan Campolo (vocals, drums), and Pill’s Nicholas Campolo (vocals, guitar, keys) and Andrew Chugg (bass, keys) — released its self-titled, debut album in 2017. Now, Blush is back with a dual single, “Forever Is A Long Time” and “What Do I Have To Lose,” in tandem with the deluxe version of Blush. Sad Girl Co. spoke with Lynch, via Email, about using demos as a makeshift diary, Blush’s new sound and what’s next for the band. — Kristy Guilbault
Why did you decide to release the demos, and why at this time?
I’ve always had a special thing for demos, and I really love listening early versions of my friends songs. These demos date back to some of the first little doodles I made when I got my first delay pedal. I just wanted to preserve them in some way because they feel really weird and raw — it’s just the sound of me having fun alone in my own world.
What do “Forever Is A Long Time” and “What Do I Have To Lose” mean to you?
They’re two of the first songs I’ve written since we put out the album over a year ago. I started this habit of coming home from work and recording little guitar demos as voice memos on my phone, just kind of washing the day off of me. These two songs came from those little sessions.
With the previous songs, I had literal years to kind of get comfortable with the idea of how to record them and share them — we recorded these almost within the same month as making the at-home demo. I think it’s a good experiment of me getting more comfortable with putting music out there, and even with the production of both songs, making them more voice-forward.
What's next for Blush?