Charlottesville-based singer-songwriter Kate Bollinger has a new EP called A word becomes a sound coming out in a couple of weeks, and today she has shared a new song and video from it, “Feel Like Doing Nothing”. She introduces the song by saying:
“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. 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.”
Light and carefree from the tentative strums that open, “Feel Like Doing Nothing” magically captures that ineffable feeling of joy that comes from doing nothing. It’s a specific feeling, as doing nothing often coincides with encroaching guilt or questioning whether you’ve forgotten about something, but Bollinger’s song is for those times when you cheekily decide you’re going to say ‘fuck it’ and just luxuriate in the mental, temporal and physical freedom of idleness. With its floating melodies and light-as-a-feather production, “Feel Like Doing Nothing” is the perfect soundtrack for those times too – or at the very least it’ll ease some of the stress you didn’t know you were carrying.