Brooklyn-based indie pop project Extra Special shared “True Fear,” the lead single and its accompanying music video, and announced the upcoming debut EP, Lazy About It. Extra Special is a new project from Amelia Bushell (Grim Streaker, Belle Mare). Look At My Records featured the track and its official music video last Friday, praising, “The song is a sweet ode to that special friend who sits by your side and comforts you during these intense moments. Sonically, the track features several waves of rich-sounding synths and hypnotic beats that mirror the journey from unrelenting panic to the soothing relief that eventually sets in.” Extra Special’s debut EP, Lazy About It, is due out October 23rd.
Lazy About It and Extra Special presents Bushell’s most vulnerable work to date, laying out topics that are deeply personal and honest through lyrical narratives, accompanied by lush soundscapes and harmonies, on each track. The release spans topics such as the Bushell’s fears, thoughts on life and evolution during her 20s. The songs are based around the lessons learned from relationships, growing up and pushing forward, dreaming big, yet being lazy in the pursuit. The EP started from bedroom demos, written and recorded to GarageBand, to a full studio production, with the help of co-producer Gary Atturio, keyboardist Sharif Mekawy and drummer Louis Cozza.