Born out of the pandemic, "2019 Again" reminisces a time of unrestricted parties, dancing and filled stadiums. However, the song also calls to caution, as 2020 may have ended as a calendar year but is still very much affecting our daily lives. Rather, "2019 Again" carries a sentiment to "party like it's 2019 again" in spirit, when we have to be physically distant, at least until "we have kicked out 2020 at last".
"Avalanche" alludes to the increased political tension and social unrest in the wake of the pandemic, but the song has also been interpreted in terms of a relationship facing an uphill battle. Regardless of your take on the meaning of the song, the haunting melody and arrangements with evocative lines such as "Winter came too soon, summer barely started as the crippling cold took hold, an open bleeding wound, but we cannot heal until we mend the scars of old" will surely leave an impact, especially when delivered with the vocal depth and sincerity of singer/songwriter/producer Brent Rogers.
"Alicia" is a breezy summer tune which brings the listener to calm days by the beach with the waves rolling over the sand. In the song, "Alicia" represents the wild nature of the ocean, while her admirer offers to be her safe harbor. However, Alicia's elusiveness is mystifying her admirer, as he sings "Like the break of down, like a misty fog, you engulf the beach, and its mighty rocks, you can lift me up, to that higher ground, where the ocean sings with a sweeter sound".
NEW RELEASE! October 22 - 2022
ALICIA Unplugged version