He put the track collectively a number of years in the past and did not plan to make it a part of his new Mammoth WVH album, however within the aftermath of his dad’s death, he launched the observe with a video that options clips of them collectively via their lives.
“‘Distance’ is a track that I wrote between 2013 and 2015,” Wolfgang informed SongFacts in a brand new interview. “My father had struggled along with his well being lots all through the years, and it was a track that got here out throughout one of many darker occasions, the place it was my mind taking part in a state of affairs of what it could be like if I did not have him in my life, and with the ability to deal with the concept that whereas we might not be collectively in some unspecified time in the future, we’re by no means actually that far aside.”
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Requested if it had been troublesome to look at the footage, he stated: “I had been watching it anyway. I had by no means been via such a heavy loss in my life earlier than. However that is what I had been doing: searching for any form of footage I could have had. Then we determined to launch the track, and it simply appeared like the correct factor to do. So, I watched as a lot as I may to produce the clips for the video, however now that the video is out, I can not watch it.”
He additionally revealed that a number of songs on his album take care of psychological well being points, saying the observe “Mammoth” was about “nervousness and despair.”
“I assume it is some form of mantra to persuade myself to maintain going and persuade anyone else to maintain going once they’re doubting themselves,” he famous. He added that he “completely” skilled nervousness and despair himself. “I feel again within the day, it was like, ‘Why are you unhappy? Cheer up!’ And it is extra a chemical factor than a ‘Why do not you smile extra?’ form of factor. I feel it was regarded on extra as a joke again within the day, and now it is being taken extra significantly, because it ought to.”
Requested if his dad suffered comparable issues, Wolfgang responded: “Completely. It is one of many foremost the reason why I am such an anxious particular person. And it is why he drank.”
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