Homebound reveal the meaning behind new track ‘Sonder’

Homebound recently released a lyric video for Sonder, a new single in the lead up to their third EP which releases in just under a month. If you haven’t already, check out our review of the upcoming The Mould You Build Yourself Around.

The band’s vocalist Charlie Boughton has revealed where the inspiration for the song’s title, content and video came from.

“I came across a book written by an author who coined terms that aim to fill a hole in the English language, giving a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for. One of those was Sonder which was described as “n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own— their own story, populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness..”

This really resonated with me and helped me to see that we as individuals get so caught up in our own lives, we often forget that there are others sharing the same experiences.”

It’s a concept that might take you a few minutes to wrap your head around, as it’s easy to forget the complexity of lives that are not our own.

Here’s the lyric video for Sonder, don’t miss this impressive and intricate new single from one of the UK’s most exciting bands!