“Feel Like Doing Nothing” is taken from Kate Bollinger‘s sophomore EP, A word becomes a sound, out August 21 on House Arrest.
Last year, Charlottesville artist Kate Bollinger released her gorgeous debut EP, I Don’t Wanna Lose, which was recorded in a live set-up. “I’m really happy with the way that I Don’t Wanna Lose turned out, but everything was so new to me, so I didn’t take things where they could have gone,” she explained. Her sophomore project, A word becomes a sound, will be more fleshed out, sophisticated as the 5 songs were crafted to sound exactly like what she imagined in her head.
After the amazing “A Couple Things” and the lead single “Grey Skies,” she has now unveiled the third single, “Feel Like Doing Nothing”. During summer, when it’s particularly hot, it’s not uncommon to feel lazy and unproductive. Her breezy, jazz-inflected new song reclaims the right to procrastinate and to allow yourself to postpone a task until the next day.
“By now I know that I am happiest when I’m keeping myself as busy as possible, but with that I always seem to make the same mistake again and again, which is trying to do too many things and wearing myself down,” Bollinger explained. “This song was written at that point, it’s meant to feel playful and like an abandonment of all responsibility, but it’s also supposed to feel a little uneasy. It’s a song about avoidance and escapism at its heart.”
The track also comes with a video, courtesy of directors Phineas Alexander and Graham Barbour. Watch and pre-order the EP via Bandcamp below.