For The Trampoline Delay, the stage name of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Pete Marino, time away from the daily grind has given life to an album’s worth of eclectic indie rock; a chance for one artist to unpack life’s ups, downs, death, health, and even fucked-up relationships.
His upcoming release, “Don’t Let Go,” is about walking that fine line between desire and being faithful. It tells the story of two people on the cusp of a relationship that just can’t be.
Originally conceptualized as a rock love song, “Don’t Let Go” morphed as Marino wrote, delving into the struggles of relationships, lust, and temptations. This harmonious track is guitar-driven and melodic, despite its darker undertones.
Listen for the track’s climax, heightened by the refrain “I’m walkin’, I’m walkin’, I’m walking a high wire” and a guitar solo that grapples with the chaos of the protagonist’s decision.
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