The guys of alternative rock band Quiet, Please have been gradually sharing singles from their upcoming album The Ghost Inside My Head (releasing 29th September). “The Escape” is the latest, unfortunately finding its way to the other Quiet, Please’s profile on Spotify, though still very listenable!
“The Escape” is lighter than the other singles released so far (“Note” and “Cate”) but is just as heavy and meaningful in terms of the lyrics and what is being shared within the song.
“The Escape” captures a quest to no longer feel so lost, scared and messy. It’s searching for that freedom, and trying to stay positive, while also feeling the stress of ‘what am I going to do?’.
Despite the cheery synth sound on this upbeat track, “The Escape” expresses a sense of being lost and spiraling downward. When I was listening to the track I noted the sensation: ‘I’m incredibly overwhelmed but I don’t want you to worry about me (but I secretly do want you to worry)’. Echoed vocals after the chorus also reflect this sense of feeling lost.
“I’m looking for a place to find a piece of mind and I don’t know why”
As the song goes on, it feels like even greater struggle. Feeling anxious, struggling to breathe and being struck down in negativity. A rapid stream of spoken word feels like a release of pressure that has built up within, along the lines of “Who am I and what the fuck am I doing here?” They are painting over their fears with “I’ll be fine” even while not believing it.
As “The Escape” ends, its instrumental section with echoed vocals and “yeah!” “woo!” seems to express that music itself has created the escape that they were seeking all along.
Check out “The Escape” and keep waiting patiently for The Ghost Inside My Head, which is just around the corner now!