Vancouver, BC-based pop artist Alexis Lynn captures the distinct pain of watching a loved one struggle with addiction in her brand new single, “House On Fire”.
“House On Fire” is a pop powerhouse, packed with infectious beats, cascading vocals, and gorgeous well-timed harmonies, while its lyrics deal with the cold, dank darkness of watching a loved one’s addiction progress.
You gon’ always do what you want to
No matter what anybody tells you
Chasing temporary fixes, you won’t call it quits
Just living to exist, yeah
And then, the metaphorical house starts burning as the narrator is forced to stand by helplessly — “I’ll just stand here 10 feet away/Watchin you, trapped in your house on fire.”
Alexis shares on the song,
“This song is very close to my heart,” she shares. “I wrote it about watching someone I love struggle with addiction; I’ve seen some of the closest people in my life battle addiction, and this song represents what it’s like to be on the outside looking in.”
She wanted to capture the feeling of wanting to do everything in your power to help or save a person, even when they don’t want to be helped or saved. “Because sometimes what you may think is best for someone isn’t what they want nor what they’re ready for,” she says, “and that can be hard to accept in and of itself.”
Check out the accompanying music video for “House On Fire” below, and stay up to date with Alexis Lynn via her socials.
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