Non-binary alternative artist Mothé drops their debut album, I Don’t Want You To Worry Anymore, featuring the haunting lead single, “Terrified.”
Mothé shares the genesis of “Terrified:”
“’Terrified’ is a song that came out of a three-day bender I did in Mansfield, Ohio. I was running off steam in a lot of areas in my life and found a lot of comfort in being completely inebriated in such a small town.
“When it came time to write ‘Terrified’ I found myself just accounting isolated moments of embarrassment and fear socially, and for awhile when something bad would happen in my life I would want to go back to Ohio and use.
“That’s why the lyrics describe moments I hated going through like running into anex’s family member at a funeral, near car crashes I don’t talk about, and finally ignoring all of the signs you shouldn’t be with someone and moving forward with loving them anyways.
“To this day I want to go back sometimes. I’m sober now, but it does sound nice to hide in Mansfield.”
The music video for “Terrified” balances the dark memories that inspired the lyrics with the artist twirling on the beach in a dress that’s as airy as the alt-rock melody.
This is one music video where you let the song ‘happen’ as you take it in. I felt I got the song once I paid attention to the build of the story and lyrics.
And I missed all the warnings when I asked bigger questions
You said “beware of me, it’s a slower sting”
And I felt terrified then ‘cause I hated your answers
So I laughed and walked away
I regret everything
I Don’t Want You To Worry Anymore – including the hit single “Debt Collector” which has amassed over 1.28M streams across platforms – is available now on all digital download/streaming sites.