and wrote how I really liked her project “Running in Borrowed Shoes” which it was a part of. It made me instantly like her a lot, just that she came up with something like this. And yesterday, this song of hers that I’m going to share with you today, came up in my Release Radar on Spotify and I just had to share it because, well, it could as well have been the anthem of introverts or something like this, I believe. It’s just so true and relatable and to the point, I think many people could feel a connection to what she sings about here and I’m glad someone put it into words and into a song so well. I definitely can relate to it a whole lot, except I much prefer talking to the cat if it’s possible and if people have a cat. That makes it a lot easier. With dogs, while they are very nice and all, they somehow seem to always like me excessively and are all over me when they see me and that doesn’t really make the whole situation any less awkward, but a dog is certainly better than anything. It’s only a pity that few people in my family or who we associate with actually do have cats, and when they do, they’re typically the kind who can go in and out as they please, so you never know whenn they’ll be home. But yeah, an animal can always make a party a lot easier to go through. I also can so totally relate to the bit that I’d rather be a loner than lonely with all these people around. I feel loneliness much more intensely around people than when I’m actually alone.
If you’re an introvert, do you also find animals’ presence helpful at all sorts of parties and other things like that? 🙂
Today I’d like to introduce you to Leah Nobel’s music – if you haven’t known her before, that is. – I haven’t until just a few weeks ago. Leah is from Phoenix, AZ.
What caught my attention about her is that she seems to be a really interesting person, with a lot of ideas, a lot of sides to her personality, and – yes – a lot of projects. Aside from creating music under her own name, she also has an alter ego – Hael – making more electronic music, and as Hael her music has been featured in quite a few ad campaigns for different companies, like Apple, Motorola and Toyota. She is also known as a rapper under the name of Lil Cheesecake. I like versatile people and this is a pretty wide spectrum of musical interests!
But what I find even more interesting is what she did last year. She interviewed 100 people from all walks of life, and used it as a material for her new album – “Running In Borrowed Shoes”. I like to listen to people, I like stories about people, and even more so I like to people watch and observe people and the dynamics between them, and I found that such an intriguing idea! Rather than focusing on herself, her own feelings, thoughts, interests, which would be totally fine and justifiable since it’s her album and her artistic expression, she decided to become a voice for all those people, and to inspire herself with their stories. Definitely an interesting source of inspiration and I guess not all that common in the songwriting world. I like interesting lyrics, or even just lyrics with interesting backgrounds. Leah says that it is a “‘hybrid creative endeavor’ combining journalism, empathy, advocacy and music. I really like the idea of such a combination, especially the empathy and advocacy part because you don’t normally think about them in conjunction with music even though they could complement each other so well, and I also like the results of this combination.
The song I want to share with you comes from that same 2019 album, and is all about having time for yourself, self-care, even self-pampering or maybe even laziness, being alone with yourself and chilling. I really like it and the vibe of it itself really makes you feel more chilled out.