Ridicule My Heart & Feel My Liver
Isn't it interesting that we are personally attacked thousands of times a day and most of us are unaware of it. While we are going through our day-to-day activities we are constantly involved in a battle that we are aimlessly trying to overcome. A battle that is unfortunately fought only in our minds. Even if it's only for a moment, we are under attack by feelings of anger, depression, jealousy, worry, self doubt and confusion. In Hollywood Hangover's new EP, Ridicule My Heart & Feel My Liver, this is the very foundation and theme of their music. For example in the featured song, "12 Gauge," the mind is being high jacked by jealousy. An emotion that is ignited by paranoia and maintained by anger gives the lyrics a heartfelt meaning that all of us can relate to when we think we are being betrayed, lied to or cheated on. "Well I'll figure it out, well I'll figure it out, well I'll figure it out now" stands as a proclamation of intent and to never underestimate yourself or others. This theme is continued in the song, Venting, which provokes the question, is it better to be feared or loved? Is there a middle ground between the two extremes where we can reach a peaceful balance? The struggle inside to define ourselves is a life long battle and attempting to find a balance will eventually diminish the confusion that lingers in us. Being yourself is key rather than trying to act like someone or something else because the moment your embarrassed of yourself is the exact same moment you lose yourself. You just need to find a way to exert your true self and everything else will flow as they speak about in "Don't Stop". Hollywood Hangover's approach to life is simple. You are not alone in your inner struggle to define yourself and overcome the relentless emotional attacks. The remedies are within you, you just have to believe in yourself versus letting emotions, wrong advice or others in your life dictate who you become!