Sometimes in the midst of chaos, the best thing to do is freeze. Nashville’s Kayla Mickelsen explores this phenomenon on, “Try,” her latest single: “Why do I try, when I don’t mind?,” Mickelsen muses on the song’s chorus. Her warbling vocals reflect the oscillation between apathy and turmoil.
“The song came about as a literal spit up of words; the whole thing lyrically is a stream of consciousness,” Mickelsen tells Sad Girl Collective. “Normally, I’d go back and edit something like that, but it worked for this song. The song, to me, represents an internal conflict of trying so hard and also feeling like nothing really matters at all."
“Try” leisurely arrives as Mickelsen’s second single, from her debut album due out early summer 2019.