“If we all were able to accept that we have a choice, to help and to get up and fight for what is right, people can find justice and truth within themselves.”
Although the song was written in 2019, James Bell acknowledges the parallels that can be drawn to current world events with lyrics like “Lying still, stalling can’t breathe” and “You shoot me down, shoot me down, on the way there”.
He responds that he always wanted the song to tell a story; a familiar story that we all have experienced in some way: “Theres a voice in our heads that tells us to do something about it, but often it goes unheard. In these times we should make promises to listen and help others regardless of what challenges we face.”
‘On My Mind’ was mixed by Jacknife Lee (The Killers, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol).