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Welcome to HeartSongs, our regularly scheduled (probably) look at songs and the people who write them. We spoke to Emma Hoeflinger from Nashville sludge pop outfit Originalii about their recent single ‘Substance Abuse’.

“‘Substance Abuse’ is that massive hangover and the honesty you feel because you regret something you've done. The things you were trying to suppress are now in the light and it stings. I've been there many times, and I know most of those around me have been as well. There's the initial denial that you're going to be fine but you know you still have to face what you've done. That's what the ending to the song feels like—the acceptance that change must come. 

So it's probably 10am. Our drummer Karalyne and I didn't get much sleep due to a lot of noise going on in the house in the early hours. We're both a little hungover and I’m sitting in the hallway between our rooms playing a chord progression I had been working on the other day. She plugs in a mic to some random little amp and what we did in those hours as the hangovers set in is what you hear in the honest simplicity of the song.”

 

Listen to 'Substance Abuse' Here

‘Substance Abuse’

Its 4 in the morning

And I'm fine

Don’t worry about me over here I'm doing just fine

I'm making too much noise for you

I've got a problem babe

Do you?

 

Substance Abuse

I cant lose

I'm black and blue

Over you

Substance Abuse

 

I'm fine

I'm fine

 

Its 4 in the morning

And I'm fine

Don’t worry about me over here I'm doing just fine

I'm making too much noise for you

I've got a problem babe

Do you?

 

Substance Abuse

I cant lose

I'm black and blue

Over you

 

Substance Abuse

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