Filiah – In Between

“The beautiful instrumental guitar composition with the atmosphere Chamber Pop. Vocal -filiah is like a paper boat that floats with the flow in the duct of the narrow river. The same light, almost weightless and just as slowly dissolves behind the horizon. A gentle work for your fragile soul. (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Красивейшая инструментальная гитарная композиция с атмосферой Chamber Pop. Вокал -Filiah- словно бумажный кораблик, который плывёт по течению в протоке узкой реки. Такой же лёгкий, почти невесомый и так же медленно растворяется за линией горизонта. Нежное произведение для вашей хрупкой души.”

In Between is the fourth song on Filiah's first self- produced concept album For Someone and actually sits right in between it’s 7 tracks. All the songs on her upcoming record are lyrically intertwined, telling the songwriter's honest and very personal story of pain, distorted perception, finding strength and choosing herself again after the ending of a very toxic relationship with someone who now merely remains a ghostly presence. In Between takes us further down that rabbit hole, shining a light on intimacy and misguided melancholy while subtly commenting on the way we sometimes try to process things in a manner of self-loathing instead of giving ourselves the love we actually deserve. The song, as well as the album is set to release on March 18th.

"I found myself in this weird "In between“ state, still wishing this "someone" to miraculously come back but also knowing that I can’t run after a ghost forever. Deep down, I was probably ready to allow myself to move on but couldn’t find the strength to accept that yet. Instead I lost myself in other people, trying to find something that, by then, was long gone- which is obviously never fair to anyone in the process. When I finally ripped the bandaid off and dealt with myself, there were a lot of things to explain. However, I also found so much strength in owning my vulnerability, which ultimately allowed me to take the first step in moving on.

This song was one of the first I produced for this album and actually one of the first that made me believe that I could pull off producing a record all by myself in my living room. So it holds a very dear place in my heart. When I listen back to it now, it feels really far away and also incredibly close to me at the same time. Still an "In Between“- state I guess, just a very different one.“

For Someone is Filiah's very personal exploration of love, grief, pain, nostalgia and all feelings in between. It's not an album polished to perfection, it’s all her heart, with all its imperfections and insecurities, all communicated through her music and words.

Reviewed by Nagamag on May 1, 2022