I KNOW THE CHIEF
I Know The Chief, as a project, was built on the grounds of a few mates coming together to share a common interest in all things music, be it sharing your favorite bands and songs, getting in a room and throwing around ideas, being involved in Melbourne - and Australia’s - amazing music scene, creating and releasing music - all the things that a band does in its formative years. Recently, however - and although almost all of the aforementioned descriptors still ring true - IKTC has found itself diving a little deeper and moving into some new territory, where the perception of the creative process has become pivotal to the direction and focus of the project. It’s become a more concerted effort to make music purposefully. This EP is a collection of songs written over the past 3 years, some of which are - on the surface - fun, light-hearted expressions of feelings, while others seem rooted more deeply in deciphering experiences. Nonetheless, all of them harbor an underlying theme of the deep introspection that sits at the core of reaching a point in life where you’re out of your school daze and honeymoon period of adolescence and are moving into the ‘real world’ (for lack of a better term). Each song on this EP, in one way or another, is an exploration of the navigation of this transition and the clashes of ideas like freedom and loneliness, optimism and uncertainty, nostalgia and longing, structure and stagnation, change and ego, control and chaos.
“Everything’s Under Control”, the title of the EP, is a double entendre - the first and most common meaning refers to you telling yourself that things are in order and that everything’s okay, regardless of whether you think that’s true or not. The second meaning and the heart of the idea is that it seems that in most cases ‘everything’ desirable in life, whether it be in regards to career, new and old relationships, breaking and forming habits, pursuing passions, health-related goals, whatever it is; it’s hidden underneath control. If you step out of your comfort zone and come face-to-face with what you know is holding you back, which is usually one of the many faces of fear, you’ll not only find that it isn’t as scary as you thought but more importantly that it has the potential to be more fulfilling and rewarding than you could ever have imagined.
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