Nashville Indie Rock. - The Harmaleighs: Sorry, I'm busy
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posted 17 May 2019 by Krister Axel
A serious look at the ways we freeze up when life catches us in the spotlight.

The power of the chorus lift is foreshadowed by a mid-tempo punk-shuffle, along with some electric guitar to punctuate the changes. A big vocal harmony and some double-hits on the kick drum keep the energy flowing, while thick power-chords create a seething backdrop for the lead vocal that navigates between whisper and shout with finesse.

In terms of message, we are exploring the meh of our times: why are we content to shrug off opportunity as imposition, and judge the future by worst-case-scenario? When we criticize ourselves too harshly, we destroy the very mechanism that sustains us, which is confidence.

What do we even talk about?
What if I can’t move my mouth

Sorry, I'm busy, the latest single from Nashville’s The Harmaleighs, is a serious look at the ways we freeze up when life catches us in the spotlight.

Nashville indie duo The Harmaleighs (Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson) present Sorry, I’m Busy - a frantic, beat-driven track about Haley’s deeply personal journey through anxiety, depression and mania. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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