SONG PICK: Varley – Bubble Up
“What a waste of energy, what a weight to carry,” sings Claire-Ann about the insecurities that she would rather get rid of. Together with her two band members Joschka Bender and Matthias Heising of Berlin-based band Varley she seems to be on a good track: their new song “Bubble up” brims with resolve and confidence.
Claire-Ann remembers the origins of “Bubble Up”:
“The bones of ‘Bubble Up’ was written on the first day of my new job. Totally overwhelmed and embarrassed after being given out to. Public humiliation = my worst nightmare. I’m quite happy to fade into the background (ironic, I know!) I told my new work colleagues that I was going for a break but in reality I sat in the bathroom, upset and started to hum a melody. Sometimes I find it hard to slow down my thoughts or turn off the inner dialogue. I guess ‘Bubble Up’ is that feeling of the pressure rising and not knowing how to keep it together and wishing you weren’t like this.“
Varley are working on an album planned for release later this year. Listen to our Song Pick of the Day “Bubble Up” on your favorite streaming service or below on SoundCloud:
(Photo: Jen Krause)