Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
This quote is embodied in Host Bodies’ latest track “Accept.” The airy, calming yet upbeat track reminds listeners to “accept” the things they cannot change and move forward: a great theme to carry with them in the new year.
The title for “Accept,” the single off of Host Bodies’ upcoming EP Diamondfruit, is inspired by one of novelist Jack Kerouac’s writing essentials, “Accept Loss Forever.” The duo shares: “It’s a statement so crushing that the band felt it would be unjust to take out of context, but the sentiment pervades the song’s intermingling surrender and hope, as if the only way for new doors to open is to let old ones close.”
“Accept” has optimism laced in its synth and guitar, waiting for listeners to take its word and use it for self-care. The small sentiment is a reminder to keep moving forward when times are tough or when things don’t seem to be going the way one thinks they should be.
Listen to “Accept” down below!