Updated: Apr 9, 2021
What do you get when Melbourne-raised artist, Thomas Headon, and Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter, Lizzy McAlpine, collaborate? You get the toe tapping new single ‘bored’. The latest single from both artists, ‘bored’ is a bouncy track that’ll have you nodding along in your chair as Headon and McAlpine sing of why their relationships are past their due date.
“‘Bored’ was written in London the first time Lizzy and I met! We struggled for ages to try and find a place to write but eventually just ended up writing in my tiny bedroom I was in at the time. I was briefly seeing someone and was saying to her about how boring it had gotten, we’d have the same conversations over and over again because neither of us really put the effort into learning about each other and the song stemmed from there,” says Headon when explaining the origins of the track.
A single of pure indie excellence, Headon’s and McAlpine’s vocals take on conversational tones to perfectly colour the song’s unapologetic lyrics. ‘I don’t hate the way I’m yours / I’m just bored,’ both artists admit with a (musical) shrug. Instrumentally, ‘bored’ utilises a guitar and drum to keep the song’s atmosphere light and the rhythm afloat.
“We had a [writing] session that lasted for [six] hours and all we got done was the chorus. We wrote it about sh*tty relationships, feeling uninspired by the person you’re with and not knowing how to tell them that. It’s a feeling we had both felt before, so that chorus came pretty naturally in the session. A few months later we decided to finish it, and now it’s yours to keep,” adds McAlpine.
At the end of the day, it feels as if Headon and McAlpine are inviting listeners into a private conversation between friends. Long kept thoughts are finally being admitted and we’re eager to hear more from both artists. ‘Bored’ is out now!