Bristol-based musical duo Firewoodisland is back with their latest single, ‘As Long As I Go,’ taken from their upcoming EP of the same name. The track wants to give people support, a bit of hope, where there is hardly any hope in the first moment. It’s a sentiment that underlines the song’s purpose—to offer solace and strength to those grappling with life’s most challenging moments.
In their own words, the duo, comprised of Norwegian/Welsh talents Stian Vedøy and Abi Eleri, describes the song: “As Long As I go is a song of grief and encouragement. It speaks of a relationship that was meant to be unbreakable. It tells the story of a friend who lost his partner to cancer. It touches on loneliness and emptiness and taking one step at the time. One might never get to the point where we move on from a tragedy like this but as long as we go and not give up there is hope for a bright future once more. It’s one of the most emotionally charged and honest songs we’ve written while not being about our own personal experience. It’s a completely different way of writing when you have to put yourself into someone else’s shoes. Trying to express their feelings in first person when you’ve only experienced those feelings from an outsider’s perspective. It was pretty overwhelming and all consuming writing this song. A music version of method acting maybe?”
photography by Dave Newbould