How Will Evans Tackles the Need for Validation and Comparison in New Single 'Already Gone'
If you've ever struggled with the constant need for validation and vicious cycles of self-comparison, prepare to discover your new anthem, Will Evans' "Already Gone."
The Rhode Island-based pop-folk singer-songwriter released the new track and its music video today, with a driving beat, funky bassline and twinkling country banjo under Will's powerful vocals. They tell a tale of learning to look past the material and discovering what truly matters—a journey of self-love we can all learn from. We adored it from first listen, and had the chance to chat with Will to learn about the inspiration behind the song and what its lyrics mean to him.
The Story Behind 'Already Gone'
Will Evans: "Already Gone" was written as a self-analysis. I realized that we live in a society built around validation. I chose a different path than most, yet I still found myself compelled to look around me for signs of validation. The idea of the song is that I'm chasing my desire to feel valued, which is always just out of reach.
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What 'Already Gone' Means
"Comparison is the thief of joy."
WE: This quote is one of my mantras. To me, the song is a chance for reflection. Perhaps it will help me and others to remember to be more present in the moment instead of always looking ahead. Enjoy the journey. Yesterday is history, tomorrow's a mystery, and all we've got is right now.
(Photo credit: Corey Favino)
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Will's Favorite Lyric
WE: "Dream like you'll live forever, live like you'll die today." I think this lyric speaks volumes. I'm not saying that in our search for validation, we shouldn't dream of achieving whatever it is that we want in this life—but we should also remember that life isn't guaranteed. So don't forget to enjoy the ride.
(Photo credit: Gal Sharony)
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