The track sees the artist begin to expand upon her sound and push it into more alternative territory.
On her first single of the year, Tess Anderson has well and truly ushered in a new era of her sound, displaying a more alternative rock-edged sound that feels both emphatic while maintaining her memorable, melodic nature.
‘Prison’ is a track that started out as a ballad before growing into something more forceful and cutting, taking on a full band approach that echoes the track’s determined narrative. We can all become trapped in prisons that we make for ourselves, whether ones that we impose mentally or physically through our actions or anxieties, and Tess perfectly encapsulates the struggles that we go through when we try to break these cycles on this new release.
“At the beginning of 2020, I became incredibly ill and was bedridden for 2 months.” Tess says of the track. “This involuntary slowdown forced me to be alone with my own thoughts for pretty much the first time ever, which led to many realizations about my life and the decisions I had made up to that point. It became very clear to me that I wasn’t actually happy and that I needed to make some major changes. I had been living my life in a way that I thought would make other people proud of me, but in doing so I was letting myself down again and again. Writing “Prison” was one of the first steps I took in my journey of learning to trust my own intuition and living my life for me.“