Aloud's Henry Beguiristain and co-writer Jen de la Osa wrote "Empty House" after absorbing the celebrated documentary A Band Called Death. Beguiristain and de la Osa found the Hackney brothers' ability to remain warm and compassionate with each other inspirational, even after decades of hardship. "My own family's going through an incredibly petty, malicious squabble," Beguiristain, the song's vocalist, explains. "So these two sort of antipodal reactions to strains in a family were very much on our minds."
The song pulls no punches, serving as both an admonition ("The passage of time ain't forgiveness") and an olive branch ("I'm throwing you a line/hoping it'll reach you in time").
"Ultimately, 'Empty House' is a song about empathy. It's about keeping your soul from becoming hard."
from Falling Out of Love/Empty House
released February 14, 2018
written by Jen de la Osa and Henry Beguiristain
Performed and arranged by Aloud
Produced and mixed by Benny Grotto
Assistant engineer: Steph Durwin
Mastered by Tony Eichler at Goldtone Mastering
Henry Beguiristain: lead vocals, guitars, piano
Jen de la Osa: vocals, guitars, piano, Farfisa, percussion
Charles Murphy: bass, percussion
with Frank Hegyi: drums
Benny Grotto: Farfisa
Recorded at Q Division Studios (Somerville, MA) and 37 Foot Productions (Rockland, MA)
© 2017 DTTR Music Publishing/Pedro Pan Publishing (BMI)
℗ 2017 Mother West. All rights reserved.