It always feels super special when I find a folk song I want to feature. As I've mentioned many times before, that's not the first genre I'll pick, but there are exceptions that just touch me so much.
"Miserable" by our beloved Alexander Biggs is one of them.
I imagine this as the perfect soundtrack to a Sundance-selected indie romantic story, not the cheesy type.
His voice, intertwined with the beautiful guitar work & gentle piano, makes you feel so cosy & loved. It's a kinda sad, kinda hopeful song. Biggs elaborates:
"Miserable" is a realisation that our own sadness can impact the ones around us. When I wrote it, it was almost like a soft plea — Am I weighing you down? Is my hurt hurting you? What are we going to do?— It was a consoling and an explanation, a conversation and a statement — a deep sigh and a head on the shoulder. It was like a long timeline happening all at once. There was misery and joy and it was synchronous and fluid.
I hope this song can speak to anyone who’s ever felt like they’re getting used to the boiling water, felt calloused and tough when they were trying to be soft, or anyone that’s ever found themselves asking the same question — Do I make you miserable?
And the music video is super DIY & adorable: