Artist to Watch: Felicity’s “There’s Been a Lot Going On” Channels Burnout & Exhaustion into Dreamy, Soul-Stirring Finesse

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Nashville-based singer/songwriter (and Atwood artist-to-watch) Felicity aches in all the proper methods on her daring, brooding, and soul-soaked tune “There’s Been a Lot Going On,” pouring heaps of burnout and exhaustion right into a breathtakingly cinematic, dreamy, and emotionally charged reverie.
“There’s Been a Lot Going On” – Felicity


And I don’t wanna throw a pity celebration however what different celebration may I throw with the state of the world?

Tright here’s been quite a bit happening.

It’s an trustworthy, loaded message, and one which many people discover ourselves saying increasingly often as of late. Life is, merely put, overwhelming: Past the fixed social media pings, countless scrolls, and information feeds consuming away at our strained consideration spans, it’s changing into tougher and tougher to get by. The value of dwelling itself is thru the roof, which means it takes that rather more out of us to place a literal roof over our heads.

All of that is to say that, when Felicity opens her newest tune singing, “Sorry I simply bought your message, there’s been quite a bit happening,” we get it. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter aches in all the proper methods on her daring, brooding, and soul-soaked tune “There’s Been a Lot Going On,” pouring heaps of burnout, exhaustion, and fatigue right into a breathtakingly cinematic, dreamy, and emotionally charged reverie.

There's Been a Lot Going On - Felicity
There’s Been a Lot Going On – Felicity
Sorry I simply bought your message,
there’s been quite a bit happening

Suppose I simply want some breakfast,
and to placed on my security tune

Yeah once I’m spinning Amy
my tears dry on their very own

I used to be solely crying within the first place
’trigger there’s been quite a bit happening
And on, and on, and on, and on
An terrible lot happening and on,
and on, and on, and on

If, like Felicity, you’ve been out-of-touch for all of the flawed causes, it could be value stepping again and listening up. Atwood Journal is proud to be premiering “There’s Been a Lot Going On,” the Australian artist’s second tune of the yr (following Might’s “I Desire You in My Head”) and the most recent single taken off her forthcoming debut EP, You Take Me To Dinner However You’ll By no means Feed My Soul (out July 19, 2024 through East Music Row Information).

Felicity © Taylor Ballantyne
Felicity © Taylor Ballantyne

Born in Perth, Australia and based mostly in Music Metropolis now for the previous three years, Felicity sings with a hearth in her intestine.

Citing inspirations like Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Queen, and Alanis Morissette, the artist performs scorching and heavy on the mic, giving her all and surrendering herself in songs filled with ardour, vulnerability, and her very personal uncooked, uncovered humanity. Might’s “I Desire You In My Head” represented her first authentic launch in almost six years’ time; an acoustic tune layered in her personal a number of, dramatic vocal harmonies, it reintroduced her with a way of intimacy and immediacy, placing as few instrumental obstacles as attainable between artist and viewers.

Sorry I simply labored the late shift
and I didn’t fairly catch the information,

Is one other document breaking
or is one other felony
in cost and on the free?

I didn’t fairly catch the information
there’s been quite a bit happening

And on, and on, and on, and on
An terrible lot happening and on,
and on, and on, and on

“There’s Been a Lot Going On” is much extra built-out as compared, but it’s simply as up-close and private as its predecessor. Felicity sings with confessional readability, reflecting on painful burnout (emotional and bodily) whereas making an attempt to reconcile why she feels the way in which she does. Her impassioned voice rises to a fever pitch within the tune’s cathartic, catchy, and harmony-laden refrain. Fuzzy guitars roar and heat voices soar as Felicity unapologetically spills her soul:

And I don’t wanna throw a pity celebration
however what different celebration may I throw
with the state of the world?

And I don’t wanna throw a pity celebration
however I’m feeling sorry for you all
for the state of the world
Felicity © Taylor Ballantyne
Felicity © Taylor Ballantyne

Her second single “again” sees Felicity collaborating with fellow Nashville-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Austin Luther (of Winona Fighter, and proprietor of her document label, East Music Row Information).

“Austin Luther and I wrote this one alone in his house studio,” Felicity tells Atwood Journal. “I had bartended till three within the morning the night time earlier than and my eyes and soul had been hanging out of my head. I used to be working seven days per week at two eating places and an workplace to pay to complete my challenge and was burnt out in each approach. I felt responsible for neglecting sure features of my life and people round me that cared for me, and on the time it simply felt like there was too rattling a lot happening. The tune wrote itself, and we virtually had a completed demo the identical day.”

To her credit score, Felicity does finish the tune on a hopeful observe, closing it out with the road, “I do know it’s been a tough night time, however after darkness comes the sunshine.” It’s an inkling – a glimmer – of positivity, as a lot a message to herself as to these listening. And it takes 4 minutes’ value of wrestling with one’s demons to get there.

Sorry I simply labored the late shift
and I didn’t fairly catch the information,

Is one other document breaking
or is one other felony
in cost and on the free?

I didn’t fairly catch the information
there’s been quite a bit happening

And on, and on, and on, and on
An terrible lot happening and on,
and on, and on, and on
And I don’t wanna throw a pity celebration
however what different celebration may I throw
with the state of the world?

And I don’t wanna throw a pity celebration
however I’m feeling sorry for you all
for the state of the world
Felicity © Taylor Ballantyne
Felicity © Taylor Ballantyne

Directed by Asia Whiteacre, the “There’s Been A Lot Going On” permits Felicity to deliver her exhaustion to life via vivid complementary visuals. Carrying a classic double-breasted plaid coat over a black bikini, she emphatically meanders via Nashville’s suburban streets, Dealer Joe’s paper bag in hand, later letting her feelings free in a decked-out yard full with a vivid pink upright piano (with the phrases “Sorry” graffitied on its entrance and sides), an accent chair, a vivid inexperienced sofa, aspect tables, and a number of lamps. It’s fairly the sight to absorb, and one befitting the tune’s descriptions of emotional turmoil and inside unrest.

“I needed the music video to actually replicate that spiraling emotion of feeling prefer it’s all an excessive amount of,” Felicity smiles. “Coming back from a brutal shift and ingesting wine in your sofa in your lingerie, all the way in which to consuming bread on the street. Typically life could be insane and drive you to madness within the course of. Like if woman dinner met a well-overdue breakdown. That was the vibe.”

Sorry I simply paid my taxes
and I haven’t a lot left to spare

Wanna spend my pennies properly,
what if I give my two cents and nobody cares?

I’ll throw myself down the steps if I can afford it
yeah, there’s been quite a bit happening

And on, and on, and on, and on
An terrible lot happening and on,
and on, and on, and on
Felicity © Taylor Ballantyne
Felicity © Taylor Ballantyne

“There’s Been A Lot Going On” is a panoramic tune and music video to behold, and a placing introduction to one in all 2024’s simple artists to look at.

Stream Felicity’s new tune solely on Atwood Journal, and let her charming depiction of burnout energize, uplift, and encourage you to perhaps… relaxation, loosen up, take a break, stroll across the block, and name a buddy!

You Take Me To Dinner However You’ll By no means Feed My Soul is out July 19, 2024 through East Music Row Information. Keep tuned for rather more soul-stirring music to return from Felicity over the months forward!

And I don’t wanna throw a pity celebration
however what different celebration may I throw
with the state of the world?

And I don’t wanna throw a pity celebration
however I’m feeling sorry for you all
for the state of the world
I do know it’s been a tough night time
however after darkness comes the sunshine

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