Since Bobby did a little write-up for one of his sets of lyrics, I figured I’d shine a little light on “Aurora”. I guess the core idea behind the song is art-as-salvation. When I wrote the song, I was in a pretty miserable place (“I hated every single second of twenty-three”) and looking for something, anything, to give me some hope, to let me wake up in the morning TRYING for something more. “The record keeps on spinning…and spinning.” And what, for me, provided this sliver of hope in this cycle was music, the ability to immerse myself in, and hopefully create, art and beauty. So the song deals with the changes I had to make becoming a part of Hailey, It Happens, the places I drew inspiration and strength from and the hope that I could use this medium to make something of beauty that could be a comfort to or source of hope for someone else who felt the way I did. And the thing that these desires and struggles culminates in is an immersion in the beautiful, wonderful gift of having the opportunity to create art, to fall into the stars and swim in the northern lights. I’ll tell you what, it can be a wonderful feeling.
Chris/ Hailey, It Happens