Perth-resident and Albany-born singer/songwriter Carla Geneve has today released a beautiful and deeply personal track, “The Right Reasons”. The is the second single, following on from “Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover” released earlier this year, ahead of her debut full-length album which will be released in 2021.
Befitting of the sentiment of the song, the vocals and band are much more restrained than in “Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover”. The guitars and rhythm gently nestle Geneves beautiful vocals in this song which so many will identify with. The songwriting shows impressive maturity, it has a Springsteen quality to it. It’s hard to believe that Geneve is only 21. I’ve been lucky enough to see her perform live a few times, and have always been blown away by her stage presence and the quality of the songs.
Geneve writes about the background to the song: “It took me a long time to write The Right Reasons, I think I probably wrote 6 or 7 entirely different versions. Even though so much art is inspired and created in a cathartic way on the topic of mental illness, it’s still a difficult thing to write about, and to share about. This song is pretty straight up. I wanted to shine a bright light on some of my darkest experiences because it makes sense to me that radical vulnerability could be the first step to radical self-acceptance. And without self-acceptance, I feel it’s very difficult to build profound and meaningful connections with those around you.”
The video was filmed in Geneves house by her close friend, Duncan Wright. “The song is about vulnerable and uncomfortable things, so I wanted to feel safe and at home during the pretty intimidating experience of putting my face to the song”
Be blown away by “The Right Reasons”.