Borrowed Thoughts presses pause on the day-to-day stresses of modern life in his new single and video Decompress — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
For Waterloo singer-songwriter, screenwriter, martial artist and bath enthusiast Michael Masurkevitch (aka Borrowed Thoughts), taking the time for mental health is imperative. And it was when he gave into this utter oneness with the world that he developed the loving mantra that now beats like a drum throughout Decompress.
Produced by Julian Cassia, “the song was conceived when I was meditating in an urban woodlot off the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto,” explains Masurkevitch, who reveals he began to cry with the release of processing his feelings. “I began singing to myself through my tears.” The song revealed itself like a gift from the Universe. “I found a talented producer to help me turn it into a gift that can be shared. The result is a cathartic baroque-pop ode to taking time for mental health, with a roguish lilt and notes of my Romani heritage.”
Decompress works as a chant as well as a subtle reminder to simply be. “The song has been described by listeners as a quarantine anthem,” Masurkevitch remarks. Watch the video for Decompress above, listen to the track below, and visit Borrowed Thoughts at his website and Facebook.