Letting Go is something I’ve never been good at. I’ve always struggled to let go of people, places, and things. With people, I’ve never been able to let go of romantic relationships even when they were done – I couldn’t accept the end and would do anything I could to maintain even when the writing was on the walls. When my dogs died (who definitely count as people) earlier this year, it was impossible for me to let go even when they were gone – I still haven’t processed the emotions from their deaths. With places, I’ve always struggled to leave, even if it was somewhere I’d lost all love for, due to a massive fear of change. With things, I’m the person who holds onto random items because of nostalgic purposes – it took me a long time to be able to readily throw things away from important periods of my life.
All that being said, Paradise & Grace’s powerful, multifaceted new track “Letting Go” comes at a perfect time in my life. While I’m not a religious person, I handed my resentments and fears over to the higher power of my understanding last night so that I could better pursue inner peace. While I’m still processing it now, it’ll be a defining moment in my life that found me turning over the anger and disgust inside me to something greater than myself. I look forward to being enveloped in a new perspective that emphasizes positivity – it’s a notion that Paradise & Grace exude via towering synths, Grace’s echoing vocals, and a wonderfully simple phrase: “I’m letting go.”