“Just keep trying, just keep fighting, just keep going, just keep surviving, just keep walking, just keep breathing, just keep holding, just keep believing.” If you’re about to give up, Mutemath has some lyrics to keep you going.
The soft, mystical quality of the last song on the band’s fourth album, Vitals, is a beautiful departure from some of the infectious, dance-along tracks that precede it. Listeners can find inspiration in its lyrics, but ‘Remain’ also had an important message for the song’s creators, as Mutemath’s lead singer and keyboardist Paul Meany explained:
“This whole new album has been a search for what remains intact while our lives evolve. Things die, the world around us changes, and we’re pushed to reinvent and reinvigorate without detaching and deforming. ‘Remain’ is a quintessential song for this band as it articulates something very poignant that narrates several different experiences. It’s a song that sums up what our evolution has felt like as people and as a band, and yet sounds like a song that could’ve been from our first record. It’s about finding a way to move forward while remaining true to a foundation.”
The refrain that rounds out the song is a perfect message for those feeling overwhelmed or unsure about what move to take next. Just keep going, keep believing – take the small steps you need to keep moving forward.
This is the fourth edition of the Wishlists and Wanderings Screen Songs series, so check back on the last Tuesday of every month for a new free wallpaper, based on motivating or inspiring lyrics.
Mobile phone wallpaper (best for iPhone 5, 5S, 6, 6S and SE)
Desktop wallpaper (laptop, desktop, some tablets)
I’ve kept the design pretty simple so you don’t have to crop the words out to fit your screen size. Depending on your device, the landscape version may work better (especially for Android phones), so play around to see what works for you.
Do you have any favourite inspiring song lyrics you’d love to see on your screen? Let me know in the comments!