Meant to Be
City and Colour's new single "Meant To Be" is a song Dallas Green was not sure he could, or would, write. The song is Green's elegy to dear friend, Karl Bareham, and City and Colour's longtime producer and engineer who tragically drowned when the band was on tour in Australia in 2019.
With its pensive blend of electric and acoustic guitars and its gradual build from mournful melancholy to cathartic fury, "Meant To Be" recounts Green's many emotions in the immediate wake of Bareham's death, and with the aid of some hindsight. "The morning came and the sun started rising/But I was missing my friend/How do I carry on?" Green sings, questioning his faith as he declares that, "I don't believe this is how it's meant to be."