restless modern - TELL ME WHAT YOU’RE SAD ABOUT

RELEASE DATE: Friday, October 26th, 2018

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Song Bio

Label: AWAL

Tell Me What You’re Sad About is a song that satirizes my hypocrisy and my own inability to identify empathetically with others. Produced, written, performed, mixed, and mastered by Restless Modern.

Restless Modern Bio

While Restless Modern made his debut with production work on “Navigator,” a pop single that has been streamed over 9 million times, the young artist didn’t put out his first self-produced, self-written, and self-performed work until late that year. “I’m Okay” was the first single off of his To Come Undone EP, a dark and introspective body of work that has accumulated over 1.8M streams since its independent release in early 2018. “It’s always been my goal to handle every part of the music myself. When I’m making the productions, writing the lyrics, singing the songs, and mixing/mastering the records, I can get as close to my vision as possible.”  RM has been featured in press outlets like Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, NEST HQ, Ones To Watch, Indie Shuffle, Acid Stag, MTV, and more. He has also been featured on top-level curated YouTube platforms like Taz Network, WaveMusic, SuicideSheeep, and many others.

Restless Modern, aka Jack Kieffer, cites artists like EDEN, The 1975, and Blackbear as key influences, though he is cautious to describe himself in terms of others. “Every single day is about improvement and differentiation. I listen to and study the art that I love, but my job is to create something that no other artist can create. Something that is unique to my perspective and my abilities - so that’s what I’m shooting for.” RM graduated from Harvard University in 2018 and is currently working on his artist project full-time in NYC.


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LYRICS

[intro]

are we good

what’s it feel like

this is real

yeah

[verse 1]

This is only me

Life for you is summer sweet

I got all the pain you need

Right here

yeah

If you tell me bout your mind

You’re just wasting both our times

You would think I’d understand but

Selfish thoughts are who I am

In the mean time

Just find a body

Be dumb then write about it

my shoes, your feet

wish i cared but that ain’t me, no

[chorus]

oo tell me what you’re sad about

i got too many demons tryna kill me

i’m gone

let me know if we’re vibing out

and let’s ride

it’s me first

and you’re fine


oo tell me what you’re sad about

i got too many demons tryna kill me

i’m gone

a hypocrite at the worst times


[verse 2]

bring your worst to me

i’ve got all the darkest shit you’ve seen 

got no sympathy

competition for the most empty

what you’ve got, i got it

you’re worse off, i doubt it

compare pain cuz you’d rather never change

why wallow when you grow up

don’t trust us

[chorus]

oo tell me what you’re sad about

i got too many demons tryna kill me

i’m gone

let me know if we’re vibing out

and let’s ride

it’s me first

and you’re fine

oo tell me what you’re sad about

i got too many demons tryna kill me

i’m gone

a hypocrite at the worst times

[bridge]

I’ve been to blame

you recognize

my lies

I want to pray

apologize

tonight

to your face

never mind

it’s not right

let it be lived

as if I were

better than I am