Fans of iconic indie group Nothing But Thieves may already know Man-Made Sunshine as the side project of lead vocalist Conor Mason.
“The project is ultimately about inner growth – I headed into some heavy places to find healing from loss and focused on thoughts and feelings around death, grief of others and my old self.”
New single ‘Life’s Gonna Kill You (If You Let It)’ presents listeners with a sound that beautifully fuses elements of alternative indie with dreamy, psychedelic pop and electronica. Lyrically, the song was inspired by the importance of finding self love, as Mason explains:
“Ultimately this song is about survival and trying to find the strength to not give up. Survival from oneself, survival from the darkest, loneliest places you can reach in your mind.”
“The way I survived this was by the purest love and connection of a best friend suffering with the same condition. The ability to hold onto one another and keep each other afloat ultimately gave us both a valuable life lesson…that love can truly triumph over anything. As corny as it sounds, the feeling didn’t need an explanation. In turn this helped us to look into ourselves and slowly find the self-love we were lacking all along.”
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