From The Artist : Loss can be a very difficult thing to talk about. It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to feel grief. It’s okay to profoundly miss somebody.
“Every Single Day” is about the quiet emptiness that envelopes your home when someone you love is no longer there. Following the passing of Ashley’s mom from cancer, we rewrote some of the lyrics to better reflect her father’s perspective – what it’s like to live alone in the house you shared with your life partner.
While their first two singles were celebratory and uplifting, ‘Every Single Day’ explores the stillness and grief found in life after loss. Reflective and poignant, mature and dynamic, ‘Every Single Day’’ heralds the next stage in the autonomous young duo’s rapid evolution as songwriters with exceptional chemistry and a unique approach. They found that groove when they found each other some four years ago.
The dreamy track showcases their knack for turning their intimate folk-pop into grand cinematic gestures. There’s a true sense of depth in the songwriting that leaves the listener enraptured from the start. ‘Every Single Day’ is a journey through the duo’s expansive sound, capable of demonstrating immense depth with harmony, piano, a delicate string arrangements.
Singer-songwriter and documentary story producer Jane was with a non-profit that empowered kids through music. Composer Wientzek worked in the studio where they were recording. Their backgrounds were diverse — she grew up twirling in a backyard skating rink as Joni Mitchell, the Rankin Family, Fleetwood Mac and Shania Twain blasted from outdoor speakers housed in Tupperware to thwart squirrels; he absorbed the sounds of everyone from Bon Jovi and Limp Bizkit to Radiohead and even Backstreet Boys (“I really enjoyed the production and the harmonies,” he swears). Ultimately, their differences proved to be great strengths.
You can hear that on ‘Every Single Day’ as the song ebbs and flows with two songwriters personality and idiosyncratic textures. There’s no doubt that those captivating voices deserve a place on the big screen, soundtracking a heartfelt moment, elevating the material to new heights. The powerful production is slick, but never gets in the way of the glorious melancholy. Really you don’t need the visuals accompaniment to see this playing out in vivid widescreen technicolour.