Ban Summers is the solo project of Edward Perry. Previously playing in The Boy I Used to Be, Edward was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, an illness that causes pain all over the body. This meant that he wasn’t able to play live shows, however, he concentrated on writing songs from his flat in Portsmouth. This includes recent track ‘It’s On You.’
‘It’s On You’ is about depression and living with an illness in 2019. It conveys these feelings very well, describing the frustration of wanting to achieve but being held back by something huge. The lyrics “You’re frightened of the idea that you’re needing to change” hit home personally, along with the calming backdrop. There’s a beautiful melody in the instrumentation. The relaxing guitars mesh nicely with the drums and vocals. It results in a comforting listen that will relate to a lot of people.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos