From The Archives: Weathers - Kids In The Night (2018)

Published on 4 November 2022 at 12:40

I discovered Weathers after I heard “I Don’t Wanna Know” a few years ago. I put that song on my playlist, “The Zone, Vol. 1: More Than A Retronaut” , and when I was going through it, I found it when I was rearranging the order of the songs on my playlist.

I’m not sure how I forgot about it, but it’s probably because I still had the free version of Spotify, which I never liked because it had commercials. I couldn't stay interested because there was a commercial every couple minutes. A year later, my brother got me Spotify Premium earlier this year, and I’ve been listening to Spotify every week while I complete my college coursework.

I rediscovered Weathers after I saw a friend of mine listening to “Poser” on Spotify. I checked it out, I loved it. Then, I listened to the album. I don’t think it truly blew my mind the first time, but after a few listens it became one of my favorite albums.

The album addresses mental health. The opening song, “I’m Not Ok” is a song we need to hear. We have this belief that we need to be fine all the time, even when we aren’t. We worry about being judged for having feelings. We pretend that we are fine, which does more harm than good.

We all have times when we’re okay and when we aren’t. It’s okay not to be okay, and it’s okay to be okay. We need to be there for one another. We need to talk things out instead of bottling them up. 

Problems is another song we need to hear. We are always defined by what we have instead of who we are and what we do. All our flaws are always pointed out, but all our strengths are never looked at. This is because it’s easy to be negative instead of positive. People always need a reason to criticize when it’s a reflection of their insecurities, not yours.

Soon enough, we realize that we all have problems. In a world where we can have anything, we have problems. Problems are problems. There is no singular version of problems. Money can be a problem. Fame can be a problem. Money and fame are great things, but there is good and bad in everything. You need one to see the other.

“Kids In The Night” blows my mind. So many things are said on this album that make such a difference by being said because they are
saying things that show us we aren’t alone.

Essential Tracks: Shallow Water, Poser, Problems

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