TOTEM, the enigmatic artist/songwriter, continues to deliver enticingly smooth tunes, this time is “wildfire”.
TOTEM explains: “Wildfire is about this thing that can be passionate one moment and volatile the next. And is there a difference? Or is it the headspace that you’re in from moment to moment? There’s that situation where the good times almost make it worth all the other shit, but the other shit is what sticks with you. Like you can’t unborn something when you already have ashes. And there’s this “oh shit” moment when you realize you’re about to get burned, that’s the setting for this song.”
“When I write and record, I think the biggest impact comes when others don’t need to know who I am, or what I look like, or what I ate for breakfast. Like I know who I am, who I’m talking about, she knows who she is, but that doesn’t matter when you’re a listener. And I know the mysterious thing is en vogue now, but fuck that. I’m not trying to be cool, I’m not shy, I’m not ugly. It’s that I need you to be an active listener because that’s the beauty of music. You take this moment I gave voice to and apply it to you. So I don’t matter, you matter.”
Check out ‘believe in us’ the fruit of TOTEM’s collaboration with the infamous twosome, Kinetics & One Love…
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TOTEM adds “There’s more coming. a lot more. some of the songs i’ve written were meant only for me. but there comes a time when you have to decide to trust where the music came from and trust that it wants to be heard.”