‘Me by myself I’m perfectly fine’
So sings Guy in his haunting first solo, ‘Just Being Realistic’. Take a listen here:
For lots of us, we’ve had to learn over the last few months how to be alone. To not be busy. To not see friends.
On which note: we (Leo and Stephen, aka leo&hyde) saw each other for the first time in five months(!) this weekend. We were watching the first night of the outdoor touring production Three Inch Fools - they're touring A Midsummer Night's Dream around the UK. Check them out here!).
For some of us, the solitude has been strangely welcome. It's as if the constant pressure of the world to achieve, to make, to produce, was switched off. We've had some time to ourselves.
But for others, it's been a lonely time. In the song, GUY confides in us that, although he finds plenty of fun and interesting ways to spend time, he (to be realistic) wants more. He wants to meet someone.
GUY is about people meeting on the internet, and the magical feeling you get when you're chatting to someone - even if you're hundreds of miles apart - that you feel a click with. If you're feeling lonely, you don't have to meet someone in person - just the act of conversation, of a quick back-and-forth, of sharing interests, can be enough.
It's easy to make fun of online conversations as "not being the real thing". But the truth is that there are a million magical online chats happening at any one moment.
Here's one of them: