2017-11-06T15:50:21+00:00 2017-11-06T15:55:24+00:00

Leah Capelle brings it all together on "Docs"

Leah Capelle is a disarming talent rising out of from Chicago's thriving music scene. She brings an alternative twist to typical indie pop tropes with her bare-all writing style. Her latest, "Docs," proves how endearing, attractive, and upbeat vulnerability can be when done right. The song is driven by a steady guitar and near-confessional vocal delivery. Capelle's voice aptly captures the searching quality of youth, singing: "I just wanna be / someone other than me." The ease of her vocals keeps the track from downing in sentiment and instead makes her the most approachable indie rocker. Her cheeky personality is accentuated further in the finer details: pops of color on the instrumentation and her play with vocal inflections. 

Of the track, Leah details: "'Docs' is a song about searching for happiness in material and surface things. It's a true story of bizarre activities I was doing to make myself feel better, like buying clothes, rearranging my furniture, and going out pretending to be somebody I'm not. In reality, all my false attempts at being “okay” made the matter worse. When I was younger, I had many male figures, whether significant others or mentors, tell me that 'men don’t like short hair.' So I kept my hair long because I was insecure. And finally, summer of 2016 I said 'fuck it' and chopped it all off- that was a huge catalyst for me, and has actually brought me a lot of happiness in the weightlessness I feel now."

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Categories:
Indie · Rock

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