“I’ve been working through this shit that I used to ignore,” confides Clinton John. “Can’t cover it up like I did before.” With “Cool b4 I Met You,” the singer-songwriter unravels his emotional membrane from that of an ex-lover’s knotted, shapeless blob. In doing the work, he gulps down a lungful of fresh air, feeling rejuvenated and free for the first time in a long while. He shows up for himself, and that’s the first, most courageous step in this journey.
Listen to “Cool b4 I Met You” below.