Robert Corbett gets lost in pop nostalgia with his synth-laden single and video Drive85 — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
One his sixth single, the Toronto pop-rock singer-songwriter ushers audiences on a metaphorical musical journey through the highs and lows of love. Though the sonic elements of the spacey song might inspire nostalgia, the lyrical content is deeper than it may seem on first spin. Corbett reveals it was inspired by trying to navigate the loss a great relationship — one that’s almost ethereal — and the fear of heartbreak.
“If you don’t put yourself out there, it’ll never work,” he considers. “Facing the possibility of heartache and loss is worth the gamble of potentially gaining real love. If we’re lucky, we may meet someone who makes us feel whole. If we’re really lucky, that feeling is reciprocated. I find we give up too easily, and move on when things get ‘real’ as our own way of coping with things that make us feel like we’re alive and have something ‘real’ to lose. It’s only through acceptance that you can truly love someone and let them in your life. It’s about having patience and understanding with the one you love… Seeing their faults and accepting them.”