Whether it’s their fluorescent green hair, or catchy vocals and melodies, artist Penny Bored is about to leave you anything but…bored. Their new single, “Conversations,” dropped on February 25, 2022, showcases the emotional angst the artist has built up, but is ready to share with the world.
Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Penny Bored is singer and songwriter, Faith Alesia. The singer is on a mission to incorporate mental health into their music, in order to connect with their audience on a transparent level. Their vulnerability as a songwriter stems from their personal experiences, including social anxiety. Why not create sad music you can dance to?
“Conversations” is the type of song that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the week. As soon as you press play, captivating guitar riffs carry you throughout the song. Paired with that classic, yet memorable pop-punk drum beat and you have the perfect recipe. Their emotionally fueled vocals make it easy to connect with what the song entails: their own struggles with social anxiety, while trying to find a way to gauge their thoughts. “I constantly catch myself practicing how I will face confrontation or even day to day small talk,” explains Alesia.
I’m just glad this song wasn’t just, “another conversation kept in their head,” — we need more artists bringing attention to mental health topics and normalizing the daily struggles that come along with it.
Watch the music video for “Conversations” here:
Alesia lists singers Maggie Lindemann and Chloe Moriondo as some of their biggest influences when creating. Just one listen of the song will also reveal traces of Avril Lavigne and Hayley Williams. It is the continuation of a 2008 Warped Tour fever dream, that we all have missed dearly.
Be sure out the single now on all streaming platforms and let us know what you think!
Penny Bored will be performing at So What?! Music Festival this May.