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Gotee Records’ HOLLYN is coming out with a new 6-song EP, bye, sad girl., that will be released on September 6. Leading up to the release in September, a new song will be available each month. I added the 3 that have been released so far to this post below.
“I often reflect on the times I’ve been alone… processing alone… those moments where you’re trying to figure it all out. We have all been there, like our feelings are waves 20 feet tall, about to capsule us and never let go. In those moments, all I wanted was a hug… for someone to look me in the eyes and let me know I was seen, I was loved, and I could make it through whatever was overwhelming me. If I wouldn’t have had people who volunteered to be there for me, acknowledge my feelings, and empower me, I don’t know where I’d be today.
Recently, I thought to myself… what about the girl who has no one? What is she going to do when grief swallows her and abandonment stings her soul? What if she doesn’t know there’s a God who loves her, or even refuses to believe in that kind of thing?
How do I give her a hug? How do I comfort her? Sit with her. Even though I’m thousands of miles away and we’ve never met?
By sharing my story, my grief, my abandonment, my freedom, my thoughts, my emotions… that might just bring her that sense of comfort she’s been waiting for. Because, you see, we are not alive to fix people’s problems, but to empower and love alongside them in the way they should go.”
“bye, sad girl.” is a deep part of my story. The project is told over the course of six songs, woven together, to portray the emotions of what it looks like to have a broken heart.
As the story unfolds, it doesn’t end with grief, but shows the beginning of joy. The lyrics paint the picture of embracing the death of something, and in the letting go, finding yourself again. I hope this piece of my heart inspires you to look inside yourself, know you’re loved for who you are in this moment, and empowers you to share your story. The world needs to hear your heart.
You are seen. You are not alone. Keep being vulnerable. <3 hollyn
“isn’t it harmless?” had me in tears. Listen to it down below
This song definitely had me in my feels. I’ve been listening to Waste Love by Machine Kelly recently reflecting on my past toxic relationship. I really think that God sent me a message with this song. “LET GO HIS LIFE WAS NEVER YOURS TO CARRY” 😭
We’ve all found ourselves in a place of deception in which we’ve had to face it head on, and ended up stronger in the end. When we are invested in toxic relationships, emotional entanglements, we often don’t see them as harmless – but they are. Choose true love and true life. Jesus.
Hollyn has been posting “What are you saying bye to..?” posts on her Facebook.
With every good bye there are changes and pain, but God DOES put us back together again. When we show the cracks in our armor that is when His light can shine through.
bye, Fear to the unknown
“i don’t know if we can be friends”
“i feel bad for you”
“it’s an overview from start to finish, so you can know, it all works out in the end. i go back through time in my mind, remembering the full picture… from being upset, to fully confident. realizing that the sum of it all, was toxic. the emotion behind this song is heroic, free, and a sense of pride… that i had walked through hell, choosing to say “no”, and walking out stronger. “