Lonely Shores (with jeena)

Wovensound x Ihasamic!

Acclaimed producer Wovensound, rapper Ihasamic!, and alt-pop songstress Jeena have recently teamed up for a song about two lost souls crying for help as they struggle to find their place in a world that invalidates their feelings and actions. “Lonely Shores” comes from a place of emotional pain and confusion—a track written by Ihasamic! in his attempt to “reflect on times where we sometimes like to hold on to things that hurt us.”

Framed with cinematic production and ethereal calm, the collaborative effort from Singapore’s finest musicians tackles mental and emotional health with a level of sensitivity that is often unheard of in contemporary hip-hop/R&B releases—for most of its existence.

“I wrote it with the story in mind of someone who feels like he’s drowning, trying so hard by himself to stay afloat, not knowing what’s the payoff at the end,” the Singapore-based rapper shares. “I wrote it thinking I was writing a story unrelated. But upon revisiting the material when we were filming the music video for it, I realized that I may have been voicing out the situation I was going through within myself, unknown to me at the point of writing.”

Exploring the everyday struggles of someone dealing with uncertainty and issues in life, “Lonely Shore” lives up to its title: the sentiments flow and lead to uncharted paths, navigating loneliness as if it were a solitary conquest that sees no end and direction. On a production standpoint, Wovensound meticulously captures these feelings in his music: “This was a little instrumental I made while it was raining outside and the original demo actually had rain sounds throughout it,” the eclectic producer said. “It then evolved into the sounds of the shore when the concept behind the song became more concrete.”

“Lonely Shores” also features upcoming indie artist Jeena, whose ethereal singing style adds a layer of introspection to the track’s overall appeal.

[Verse 1 - Jeena]
Tension on the surface, I preface
This with a warning
I’m not responsible for
Pulling you down with me if I drown drown drown

I’ll mention you in passing, I’m passing by
The shadow of who I used to be
Float for a second longer just so I could breathe

Ho oh
I’m running out of air hold out your hand pull me ashore
Or follow me down
Let’s be alone together

How am I supposed to feel
Describe to me a color from your mood ring I could borrow
How am I even still here
Prescribe to me your medicines in hopes I’ll see tomorrow

[Verse 2 - Ihasamic!]
Boy oh boy
I can’t let go
The buoy it keeps my head over water
Windpipe ripe for the taking lungs for the slaughter
Guess I oughta
Find a way to
Get away from
All the pressure
Escape underway
Undecided if underwater
Is better for my situation
Light in the distance, is that a clear direction
How can I miss this
Chance can I kiss it
Farewell if it is misdrection
Hold my horses indecisive
How can I be Mr Taking Action when
In actuality I wrestle with internal sanctions

I try to keep my self sane but
Aye aye captain the ship is sinking
But it’s just I nobody here to hoist the sails
Or pull me onboard when I fail
I’m frail I’m feeble skull and bones
The flag a prophecy now
Floating so aimless as we were
Spreading castrophe, how
Could we have seen this coming
This is a fall you couldn’t hit the ground running
I’m losing my grip the depths inviting

How am I supposed to feel
Describe to me a color from your mood ring I could borrow
How am I even still here
Prescribe to me your medicines in hopes I’ll see tomorrow