Written by Imani Wj Wright
Absolute chills ran through my body while listening to this one.
Let's get straight to the point. What doesn't this song have to make your emotions stir? Gnash's approach is consistent with what he brings to the music world. His voice has a massive sense of innocence and trustworthiness.
In the beginning of the piece, you can hear another vocalist in the room singing: "Hey, Hey, Hey, nice." It sets the standard for how touching and loving this piece is about to be.
Gnash approaches this composition with vast amounts of care. He steps into the role as a mediator of sorts. Gnash acknowledges the current state of our society, more specifically, the tragic pandemic that has impacted so many around the world.
"It's scary to be alive, but it's also scary to die
It's scary to be alone, it's scary to sit at home
It's scary 'cause I don't know what's scaring me the most
But wait, what were we talking about?
I got carried away with my worries and doubts
Hey, why don't we turn it around?
Spend the rest of the day with our heads in the clouds
For a while now…"
Accompanying Gnash's voice are strings, playing as delicately and deliberately as he. The intricacies of this piece give you feelings of hope and happiness, even through a somber tone.
Listen to Outside by Gnash: