Many people can relate to the experience of losing touch with reality. For some, it’s because they feel like they don’t quite fit in or they’re misunderstood. For others, it might be because they’re living somewhere that doesn’t feel like home. Whatever the reason, becoming isolated from everything around you can be quite draining. It’s as if you’re looking at the world from behind a glass window, unable to connect with what’s happening on the other side. Trails (Acoustic) by Norwegian singer-songwriter TILLA explores this feeling of isolation and how it can lead to longing for the past and a different place.
The piano is the only musical instrument in the song. The choice to use the piano may be symbolic, as the instrument has a long history of being used to express sadness. When TILLA’s singing reach your ears, it’s like she’s directly addressing you. There’s an emotional intensity to her voice that’s unparalleled in the pop industry today.