There is no light without the darkness, and no joy without the pain. Americana singer-songwriter Eric Bolander acknowledges this crucial dichotomy with the newly-released “Window,” a swampy, slithering, and string-bound song that seeks to find hope amidst misery. “It’s like an illusion / Time sets still,” he muses on the first few lines. “You may never know it’s real.”
Co-produced with Duane Lundy (Ringo Starr, Vandaveer), the one-off single mimics an out-of-body experience. With Bolander playing the narrator, he witnesses himself climbing out of a metaphorical window and escaping from his turmoil into the cold breath of night. “I see you crawling out the window / I hear you’re burning all the bridges that you’ve known,” he sings.