Since their debut LP Sun Shy the Portland, OR duo Dresses have been releasing a series of one off tracks. The latest “Let Down” is the most personal yet.
Dealing with the complications with relationships when you suffer from anxiety, this track leaves things straight forward with front woman Timothy Heller’s honest lyrics presented by her sugar coated vocals. The back track perfectly contrasts the theme with it’s upbeat drum and guitar harmonies.
Heller had this to say about the song:
‘Let down was intended to be a song about struggling with mental illness and how it can effect a relationship. But at the same time it’s a lighter take on a dark subject where the person learns at the end to not blame themselves. Even though their struggle messed up a relationship, and they let the other person down, they didn’t let themselves down. My hope for this song is that others who are struggling in a situation like this will hear it and be a little easier on themselves. I want Let Down to help others dealing with mental illness feel a little more positive and not blame themselves for things they can’t always control.’