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It is an amazing album. A classic heartbreak record. Not just romantic heartbreak, but heartbreak in all forms. It's about lost love, lost friends, growing up and letting go. It's a record about change. All things that I relate to heavily, as letting go of the past is something I have always sucked at. Growing up is something that I am definitely sucking at right now. And as for romantic heartbreak, it likes to continually sucker punch me just as I think that my cold dead heart is beginning to show signs of life.
It's an album that has made me think about that one person that I probably should have stopped thinking about by now. It has made me reflect on things that I thought I was done reflecting on. Scabs will eventually heal, even if you do keep picking at them, but the scars will be there forever.
Tape Deck Heart has sucker punched me, but in the best possible way. That is the sign of a good song writer, right? One who can drag you through the mire with them, pull you out of the other side, and leave you with a sense of hope. Because we all need a little hope.