Hey folks! I know it’s been a minute since I’ve been here. The issue is I only write about music that I feel, and it just so happens to be underground. Recently, I’ve discovered Celeste on the internet.
Originally from Los Angeles, Celeste Waite immigrated to Brighton, U.K. where she grew up and now calls home. On March 22nd, Celeste released her EP titled, Lately. Out of all five beautiful tracks, “Father’s Son” really caught my ear—It’s funny that she would call herself a son to her father with her being a woman. The song pulled on my heart strings, especially with the lyrics written below:
“Maybe I'm lonely, maybe you're lost
Maybe I'm an echo, or maybe you're a ghost
Could there be two of us?
Could there be two of us?”
Growing up without a father—at least for me—can have you feeling disconnected. It’s like you’ve been given a puzzle without seeing what picture the puzzle forms. I often wonder if some of my struggles and flaws are even my own. Were they the struggles and flaws of my father? His parents? Or even his grandparents? Who knows? At the same time, I wonder what cool things and quirks I share with him.
Enjoy the single’s Bob Harlow-directed visual below:
Written by Kareem Hilaire