Joy Autumn’s upcoming Midnight EP exposes the dark side to Hollywood, especially as a struggling artist. Her previous single, 'Searching For You', contrasted the vigour of the club scene to a sobering reality. Now she’s back with the sombre new ballad, 'Go', debuting today.

'Go' pushes firmly without force, driven by Joy’s echoing vocals. You can feel the heartache in the violins at the start and in the harps during the chorus, connected by a simple piano melody. She describes walking away from a partner in a way that also ominously implies that she is walking away from herself:

“The hardest thing you can possibly do is walk away from someone that you viscerally love and feel is a part of you. In that moment, I realized that I had to pick my own well-being, even though the distorted reality is that I perhaps loved this person even more than I did myself.”

Finding a new self is intimidating. At some point, though, we stop recognizing our old selves, moving on for the better.

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