It really is gonna be a long Monday. John Prine’s classic tune has always hit me hard, but now, during this indefinitely long period of isolation, and after his passing, the song rings ever truer, ever louder, ever deeper. The long Monday. The hangover. The postpartum. The state of solemn reflection and aloneness after time spent in the warmth of company, the glow of the stage lights, the sweet taste of chablis dancing on your tongue. These long days are filled with nostalgia, quiet memories, and the longing for those good times that would typically carry you through the dark days. We are in the long Monday of our regular lives.
As a songwriter who is driven to write about the relationships and interactions I have with people I love, my creative inspiration is at an all time low. That being said, music has always been my saving grace, the light that can pull me out of total darkness and despair, and I need it now more than ever.
Five songs stood out to us, amidst the endless supply of incredible music to listen to. These songs felt especially powerful and relevant; each talking about darkness in their own way, each giving off a sense of loneliness and isolation, each being unsure about what the future might hold. Andrew and I didn’t set out to make an EP, nor did we realize it was happening until it was done. Each song just seemed to perfectly capture a part of how we were feeling. So we wanted to speak the words, play the melodies, and feel the rhythms ourselves.
It’s been a long Monday, but eventually it will pass. We hope these covers make you feel connected and understood, like they have for us. It is so special that artists have the ability to create work that is so personal yet so universal. Everything you feel, we feel together.
- Falcon Jane