Frostbitten is a tense, defiant piece of music which is very different from anything I’ve written before. It is about someone who has become close to me not being who I initially thought they were, therefore starting a process within me to figure out how I define integrity and how I begin to place myself back within that partnership with kindness – which naturally brings its own intensity. I usually stay behind an acoustic guitar or a piano and keep everything else at bay when recording at home, so to let go in this bolder way throughout the song has been empowering and relieving in equal measure.
Songwriting has always been a means to get closer to a curiosity, a worry, a desire or a want, to the details that others might take for granted; or to even get closer to what it means to be a young man experiencing himself in an intense relationship. The tension is maybe never quite fully released in this song, even though I think it builds gradually and does climax. Maybe this is about wanting more space to forgive and be in the moment, or maybe it’s a clue to where I should go next.