Reminiscent of Tik Tok’s Delaney Bailey, precious Joni Mitchell and Taylor Swift’s iconic country era, Blair West dips back into the scene with dainty class just a few short months since her riveting debut release in January of this year. This time she unveils ‘Rabbit Holes’, a stunningly gentle show that encloses a tangible cosiness evocative of this time of year, a gentle transition from summer to autumn.
The imagery that transpires from ‘Rabbit Holes’ is warm and golden, the feelings tranquil and radiant. Recounting the intricacies of a relationship, the track delivers a poetic tenderness which carries the listener through the sections in the most saccharine manner. Blair West shares that this concept was in fact born from a poem she wrote to her fiance, which goes to show that her expression is purely genuine and candid.
Described as ‘an Alice In Wonderland-esque’ fairytale by Blair herself, ‘Rabbit Holes’ is an enchanted and majestic piece that will become your ultimate source of comfort.
In her own words West details,
“This song brings together the most personal pieces of me as an artist. The lyrics, which were some of the first I ever wrote, originally lived in a poem of mine: ‘if you leave me, I’m coming to.’ It was meant as a cheeky expression of my love for my fiancé — maybe a little creepy, maybe a little extra, but most definitely romantic. As if “hopelessly devoted to you” was remixed with a bit of sass and enigma.
I wanted to tell a love story that people could relate to, but incorporate the little eccentricities that made mine special, like my love for astrology and my years in Brooklyn.
As far as the sound, the song was originally a more upbeat ballad, but I decided to slow it down so the lyrics could breathe, and that’s when it all clicked. I wrote the simple guitar lick you hear throughout and the whole thing came together in just a few minutes. I decided to title it ‘rabbit holes,’ which is a favourite expression of mine, and I thought it reflected the song perfectly. An Alice in Wonderland-esque fairytale. A love song through the looking glass.”