Initially the song was an avidly honest commentary of longing for the ‘honeymoon periods’ in life and dealing with our internal voices that keep us thinking the grass is always greener. The timely lyrical themes began to take on a whole new meaning as the world around us began to shut its doors due to the coronavirus.
Drawing on a variety of musical styles ranging from indie, pop/rock, and R&B, Evan Field’s songs connect with his listeners on an emotional and intimate level through stories of heartbreak, passion, and inspiration.
I wrote The Grass Was Greener to sound nostalgic. It’s all about looking back at young love, the things you did, and the things you could’ve done in hindsight. I wanted the song to center around a failed love story, one that involves drug addiction and abuse. Only a few lines really hint at it, but it’s the reason why the ex-lover in the song is gone. I didn’t want the song to be too heavy, so the dreamy instrumentation of the song supports the vocals bathed in reverb.