Doves: the inner voices that begin to accompany you the further you move away from childhood. They monitor you as you consider taking risks; they try to define you, telling you what you can and can't do; they open the doors to happiness or depression; they serve as editors, clouding your instincts; and on, and on.
As we get older, we realize life is finite and imperfect. Once that notion kicks in, the inner dialogues amplify. With that amplification, we learn to deal with the Doves - some are overwhelmed by them, some bury them. We figure it out as we go.
Reckoning with your Doves can be isolating. It is a private process at its core. Not everybody has the courage to speak up and out about that process. We isolate ourselves with our internal dialogues, but we all share similar struggles.
Doves are everywhere, inside of every human you pass on the street, with their own running commentaries and points of view.
The next time you feel like you are isolated in your struggle, remember: you are not alone. 💗
released February 22, 2019
Produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Miles Francis
Mixed by Julian Fader at Gravesend Recordings
Additional mixing by Carlos Hernandez
Mastered by Alex DeTurk at Strange Weather Studios, Brooklyn
Recorded in the Cornelia Street Basement, Manhattan