Wallish takes a stand on her powerful and artful new single The Last Time — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“The Last Time was inspired by my personal history of being transient and flaky — moving to a new place, having the best time with strangers, making superficial friendships, and then leaving without a word,” Edmonton alt-pop singer-songwriter Amy Wallish reveals. “The music made me feel like I was lost, floating, alone, and that’s where the lyrics came flowing out of. It’s my history and I want to believe it will change. There’s always the hope this time with be the last last time.
“This song started with Troy Marshall coming to me with a new track he had composed. It was originally called Abyss and it was pop-forward and trendy — everything I’m not, but I loved the edgy sound so I began writing. Listening to it brought up feelings of being lost in space and disappearing into nothingness, The truth is, this feeling was something I was used to. I have never been a very stable person … I went to five different high schools and moved six different times between the ages of 18 and 21.”
While she doesn’t aim to push boundaries for the sake of it, Wallish prides herself on not backing away from the uncomfortable and controversial in order to say what needs to be said. “I’ve always been a bit of a loner, and that is where I feel most myself,” she says. “When I’m in relationships, I feel myself start to change which causes me to break and leave without feeling remorse because the person they knew was never actually me. I have a hard time acknowledging this about myself, but Wallish is stronger than I am; she’s able to say the things I would never be able to say to someone, and she’s able to admit the hard truths about myself I’d rather not face.”