“As I was resurfacing back into the fickle world of the music business back in 2002, I wrote this ‘Unwind’ as a way of trying to explain my deep feelings of unease – about what I’m not really sure if I’m honest. There in lies the rub of anxiety and stress – it’s often hidden from view. I guess most of it was caused by the very ordinary need to navigate life and figure myself out having been away from music for quite some time; ‘am I good enough?’ ‘Will anyone care?’ – the imposter syndrome in action. Being a song writer allows for self examination and this song definitely underlines my needs at the time to seek a better way of relaxing and…well, unwinding.
I love this video. I left Jay (the director and creator) to his own devices. I asked him to use old film footage and he inadvertently used one of my favourite silent films – Nosferatu – as the basis. Great minds and all that. It perfectly sums up those intense feelings of stress and anxiety that I’m sure we all feel from time to time.” – Toby Jepson
‘Unwind’ is taken from Toby Jepson’s new retrospective compilation album ‘Viewfinder’, which is available to stream and download now:
Comprising of 16 remastered tracks taken from his various solo releases following the 1995 debut album ‘Toby and The Whole Truth – Ignorance Is Bliss’ album, ‘Viewfinder’ also features four previously unreleased bonus songs.
1. Better off dead
2. Back in the day
4. Dear Mama
5. When will we learn
8. Happy ever after
10. Raising my own hell
11. Four letter word
12. Twisted Rhapsody
13. Crush (original version)
14. Weight of the world
15. The Chosen one
16. Just no way to stop from loving you
1. Little Bird
2. Overwhelming me
3. Losing side
4. Picking up the pieces
Connect with Toby Jepson:
Official Website: https://www.tobyjepsonofficial.com
‘Unwind’ video production: https://www.jayhillyerfilms.co.uk
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