Walls Fall Down by John Dennis
Check out the new video from Nashville-based indie American folk singer John Dennis called “Walls Fall Down,” which will appear on his upcoming new release, Second Wind, dropping on July 28th!
A bit about the track / video from John Dennis:
“In terms of total time spent with pen to paper writing each song for the record, “Walls Fall Down” was by far the quickest. It came to me in one piece, and was entirely written over a period of about 15 minutes at approximately 2am one morning after I had returned home from a date with a girl I had just started seeing (and would continue to see for a while). To put it simply, we were both coming to the table with some serious emotional baggage, and neither of us were strangers to the crippling and self sabotaging fears that one develops after being in a string of unhealthy and ruinous relationships. What I remember being struck by is the fact that, whereas the dates themselves were refreshingly enjoyable and genuine, when the time came for us to say goodbye, it was as if all of that joy suddenly collapsed and all of our previous defenses, our walls, went right back up. It was out of this observation, and my desire to actually try to cultivate something healthy and healing, that this song came about.
Lyrically, the song speaks for itself and plainly states what I actually wanted to say to her in those moments–and in retrospect what I myself really needed to hear–that in spite of all of those scars and reasons to believe that trying to love will always result in devastation, and vulnerability will always blow up in your face, the truth is it doesn’t have to be that way. Good love does exist; it is worth the risk; and we are all more than deserving of it. However, it requires we continue to abandon our defenses and realize that: no matter what happened yesterday or how broken it left us, happiness and the love we are looking for is still on the horizon.”