Hotel Mira – Jungle (Audio)

 

Hotel Mira releases “Jungle” a ballad all about adolesent love, emotions, running away to Hollywood, and the rest of the turmoil that occurs when your young and in the process of maturing.

I wrote “Jungle” after watching Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. I remember walking out of the movie theater thinking about how the film was such an honest, funny, and heartfelt story of someone’s youth – it inspired me to reflect on my own high school experience.

Halfway through writing “Jungle,” I realized something about adolescence. At that age most of us don’t possess the kind of emotional maturity and ability to communicate in an intimate relationship, and yet every overactive hormone in our bodies is making us fall in love at the drop of a hat. It’s a stage of life where you are at complete mercy of these feelings and emotions that are brand new. It’s a game you can’t win – try as you might.

The truth is, more often than not, young love is a suicide mission that you aren’t ready for. “Jungle” is a big, messy, triumphant celebration of that. It is a salute to every broken teenage heart and to the tradition of music that I listened to that nursed me through those failed experiments at human connection.

 Thank you, Greta, for your excellent and moving film. Thank you for listening.  

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