Juicebox Vol 1, Side E, Track 2: “Lightheaded” by Alma Mater.
This week’s Juicebox features Alma Mater playing the song “Lightheaded” off of the Cloud Cover EP. We asked them a little more about the thought process behind writing this song and this is what they had to say:
“When we were writing this EP and trying to start the band, everyone involved at the time had a lot of ‘unsure’ feelings about many aspects of life—finishing school, trying to find jobs, finding new places to live, working out personal issues, and just trying to figure out what to do next with our lives. We all just needed to find a way to get through it all.
There were so many common feelings and struggles among us at the time that I knew it had to be reflected in some way on the EP. Then we wrote the riff for Lightheaded, and the very first thing that came to my mind was ‘I can’t seem to love this better.’ It was one of those ‘ah-ha’ moments where the natural flow of the song met the feelings I wanted to write about, and it took off from there. The song as a whole is about going through day-to-day life and facing the struggles that come with it, and finding a way to deal with them so you can find your place. Lightheaded kicks off the Cloud Cover EP with this narrative, which became a relatively common theme throughout the rest of the EP”
Recorded December 27th, 2018
Justin Goreschak // Producer, Technical Director
David Lange // Creative Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Joe Kane // Coordinating Producer, Recording Technician
Teresa Whitehouse // Camera Operator, Assistant Editor, VFX