Perth-based, Albany-native Carla Geneve has released a new single and accompanying video titled ‘The Right Reasons‘. Premiered via triple j Good Nights, the track is the second taste of her debut full-length due in 2021 via Dot Dash Recordings / Remote Control Records.
‘The Right Reasons’ is an exercise in finding strength through vulnerability. “It took me a long time to write The Right Reasons, I think I probably wrote 6 or 7 entirely different versions,” recounts Geneve. “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 song also has themes of hesitation to seek professional psychiatric help, which I believe can only come from a place of an illogical societal taboo,” Geneve continues. “I wholeheartedly advocate for psychological health to be viewed in the exact same manner as physiological health.”
The accompanying video was filmed in Geneve’s house with her band and directed by 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,” explains Geneve.