[Full link to song is in my bio]
A couple of weeks ago, a friend asked if he could help shoot some videos for me, and this was the first song we worked on. I had recently decided to break up with my boyfriend, and had ended a relationship that had dominated most of my 20s. This breakup was deeply painful for me, because I'd fought with my parents for years to prove that I deserved that relationship; because I'd finally become brave enough to kiss him in public; because before I met him, I was afraid of myself. I had been through so much with him, but in the end, I ended up destroying the life we'd built. For me, the next stage of my music and of my personal development is centered around redemption. I think that I am starting to recognize the things I've done wrong, and the people that I've hurt, especially in the last few years as I've struggled to reorient myself. This song doesn't fix any of that, but I'm trying to say sorry, and learning to ask for forgiveness.
This is "Sandcastles" by Beyoncé