Journey of a Song
Journey of a Song
48. "Until Home" by Alyssa Gillen
57 minutes Posted Feb 2, 2023 at 11:00 am.
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"What is it like to know it’s okay if you go slow?"

What does anxiety feel like? What does it sound like?

When is it over?

In "Until Home," Alyssa Gillen tackles these questions and more, writing in a very personal way about the effort we make to be put together, socially acceptable, and productive.

In this episode, Emmeline and Alyssa talk about persistent melodic ideas, the organic way songs grow over time, and and how music gives us space to be ourselves. They also discuss social programming, how to function honestly and healthfully in an achievement-driven society, and why perfectionism is a thing we should all leave behind ASAP. They even share a mutual love for Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's amazing book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

To learn more about Alyssa Gillen, or to follow her musical journey, visit her Linktree. For behind-the-scenes info and more about Journey of a Song, follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic or visit the Journey of Series official webpage. You can hear songs from previous episodes on the Journey of a Song official Spotify playlist.