Taking a dark turn from his usual style, Jake Edwards released an absolutely heartbreaking new song, “My Fault”. Singing about the crushing weight of being depressed, he takes us through his darkest thoughts with an acoustic guitar and his powerful voice.
Though he is clearly in a bad state of mind, he insists…
“It’s not my fault”
He delivers these words in a loud, rasping voice to drive home the pain behind the lyrics. The catalyst of pain in his life was out of his control; Yet still, he searches for a gun and considers suicide in the second verse.
“Where’s the gun
Under the bed
I think it wants
What’s in my head”
Edwards knows depression isn’t a part of him, but the idea of getting rid of it is enticing.
Blaming the world for being too dark, he searches for a reason for his torment.
He becomes hopeless and decides that he’s not good enough to perform anymore. He leads
the song to a close with a chilling falsetto:
“Get that man
Off the stage
You don’t belong here anyway”
By choosing to go acoustic for this song, he really shows off his versatility. It makes sense to go
with more subtle instrumentation to not overpower the lyrics. The words alone send chills
down my spine. We’ve never seen something this dark from Jake Edwards. It sounds like the song was trapped inside him, waiting to be perfected for the world to hear. At the end of the song, he takes a turn for the worse. In a final cry for help, he exclaims:
“It’s all my fault”
Edwards doesn’t offer a resolution to his sadness; he simply encourages others to take the chance to help
themselves. I’m no stranger to dark music, but the brutal honesty of this song takes it to another
level. It’s vulnerable, and it takes a lot of guts to write this way. For Edwards, it paid off. I’m
excited to hear what comes next from him. We have no idea what to expect, other than something great.
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