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I remember starting this song in July of 2013 — I'd spent the entire preceding day biking around Cape May, taking photos on my phone of whatever I saw in the back alleys and fields outside of town. That became a cathartic experience I'd often revisit over the next several summers.

 

 

I guess I was just searching for something else beyond this small town - ironically, without leaving the island we're on. I didn't have a car. My wings were clipped. So, I figured I'd find what inspiration I could without actually leaving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Slipout' started as just rhodes, drums, and bass — the intro section, as it stands now. I always loved the groove, but I didn't have an end direction for it yet. My inspiration was concentrated, but it was fleeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's the metaphor:

 

 

'Slipout' captures my wistful desire to leave Cape May behind, even though I knew I'd end up back here again.

And every summer, I added a new section to this song as my escapism sharpened.

The song develops tension throughout its three sections.

All I wanted was to slip out.

 

 

In the end, I come back home, but I don't have to fight it anymore. I've grown to love this place.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

for a quarter of the year, moving to this town meant I relinquished everything I had in new york city — friends, community, solidarity.

 

 

so I replaced it with music.