There’s beauty in raw expression of emotion, and With Confidence‘s “Here For Nothing” has an abundance of that. The Better Weather B-Sides were released by the Sydney pop punk band on 10th August, with “Here For Nothing” and “Poison”. “Here For Nothing” showed up unassumingly and then grabbed me by the feels. It had to be Track Of The Day.
“I came here for nothing”, vocalist Jayden Seeley begins, with light guitar accompanying him. He was clear in himself that he came to this relationship with no agenda or expectations.
His voice wavers as he acknowledges that while they were together he was in the midst of fighting his own demons, and could barely hold himself up, let alone another.
And yet he still tried, taking it all on, trying to sort himself out, with this lover still wanting more than he could give, finally leaving him alone with his own chaos and brokenness.
“I was fighting for my sanity
While you fought for what was left of me
I couldn’t find the best part of my mind
’cause you crumpled up my brain”
The emotion is unmistakable and hits even harder when delivered in the spaces where it’s just Jayden on his own, a pretty clear metaphor of the aloneness he was thrust into.
There’s exhausted frustration here, of the position he was put in. He had no fight left in him, because all of his fight was directed toward his own mental health, and he couldn’t fight for this partner, who ‘didn’t have the guts to stay’.
Stream this beautiful song via Spotify.