Candy – Affirmation Fixation

Candy’s new track comes after an episode of derealization experienced by singer Calum Newton last year. He’s described it as a song he wrote to both help get him through it, as well as raise awareness of the experience. While the symptoms sound slightly terrifying, Candy brings a hefty dose of optimism along for the ride, and his wide-eyed, almost innocent curiosity swirls around alongside the serious theme. This could so easily have been a far darker song, but what we’re left with is a clever and honest exploration of a deeply personal experience that stands as a story, a piece of advice, and an anthem of encouragement all at the same time.