Written by: Ashley S. Beroukhim
Produced by: Ashley S. Beroukhim (candlelight ver.) & Eugenio "GVLA" Moleiro
Shadow is where this whole project started. The title, "Mad In The Travel," comes from a lyric in this song.
I had just come back to LA after living independently in Boston for 4 years. Things had changed - I'd changed, and it was painfully difficult assimilating to my new life "back home." I felt lost and extremely detached to both myself and the Universe, to whatever greater power is looming above and around us. In Judaism, we believe that there is a little bit of "G-d" (light, energy, Universe etc.) within every living organism - therefore, we're all connected, we all have a light inside of us that unifies us. That connection had noticeably been severed, and I was desperately chasing after a shadow of what it once was, chasing the shadow of whoever was protecting me this whole time, until now. It was so quiet now.
Where "Ashes In The Sea" is in a spiritual sense about rebirth and resurrection; Shadow is in the same sense about abandonment and detachment. This was particularly written about feeling abandoned by G-d and seeking guidance, begging for any sign from the Universe that I was still being watched over.