Indianapolis, Indiana-based metalcore band Relics have unveiled a powerful new tune named “Indigo” with lyrics that grapple with mental health issues.
A key part of the meaning of the track is its title. The phrase “feeling blue” encompasses a variety of downer moods, and the color indigo is also a wide-ranging hue that at times can look deep blue or more purple.
The band members realize and point out that not everyone who is depressed or down acts or reacts in the same way, or appears the same way to other people.
The potent accompanying music video features the band’s performance, but also depicts a family sit-down dinner with father, mother, sister, and brother at the table.
Three of the family members are happy, but the brother, played by Relics vocalist Jeff Scott, is not. No one else notices this, however, because they’re wrapped up in their own animated conversations.
Relics started out in 2018 with members Colton Martin (guitar, vocals), Calvin Caplinger (guitar), and Grayson Mesarosh (drums), and in March of 2021 Jeff Scott joined up on lead vocals. It’s an exciting time for the act and it will be interesting to see where they go from here.
Lyrics for “Indigo” (from official YouTube music video): “I’m at the end of my rope and I don’t know how much more I can take Please let me know if there’s anything left you wanna say I’m waging war with the ultimate sin If I don’t pull myself together you’ll never see me again As the snow falls down, I question what it is I do now Do I give in, decide my own fate? Or do I suffer through the night alone and see another day? I’m a mad man fighting off the madness Fighting to stay conscious Struggling to breathe I’m an addict crawling towards the padded Lusting out of habit Scratching at my sleeves Feel the weight as it all falls apart Seeing shades as they crawl up my arms Have you ever felt so goddamn low? I stare at my feet as they sink into the floor We’re fighting for some answers, while breathing in cancer I wish that I could feel alive Have you ever felt so goddamn low? I stare at my feet as they sink into the floor I’m lost in the dark, I wish I could see Would somebody please come find me? Where is the light that I struggle to see? Will I ever find a sense of relief? Am I too far gone? (Am I too far gone?) The person you see I swear to god isn’t me I’ll watch your back as you leave, Leave me withering I’m fucking tired of feeling this way The only one who can save my life is me Have you ever felt so goddamn low? I stare at my feet as they sink into the floor We’re fighting for some answers, while breathing in cancer I wish that I could feel alive Have you ever felt so goddamn low? I stare at my feet as they sink into the floor I’m lost in the dark, I wish I could see Would somebody please come find me?”
Connect with Relics: https://linktr.ee/Relicsindiana