It’s the second week of 2022, and I’ve found my first artist I’ll be adding to my Ones to Watch list. Hunter Moreau has me under her spell, and it only took just me a few seconds to fall to her charms. ‘Sleepyhead’ is a Pop masterpiece and Hunter’s vocals are mesmerizing.

Hear it for yourself.

Telling the story behind the track, Hunter said:

The story of ‘Sleepyhead’ started out in my bedroom, ironically. I was in my bed doing a lot of thinking, and probably a lot of overthinking. I fell into this repeated game I play with my mind, getting wrapped up in my own thoughts and worries and emotions.

As l laid there, I started to think about how everyone goes through these sorts of “fights’ ‘ or “games’ ‘ with their own minds, often repeating the same toxic ways of thinking over and over again because we’re so accustomed to it. I began to write down some of these ideas I was having, and that’s when I came up with the line, “I built myself a house of tricks, with a clock on the wall that always ticks.”

The rest of the song more or less grew out of this line. I was trying to capture the idea that your mind can seem like this crazy, scary thing that you can’t control, but it really is something you built yourself, based on your own ways of thinking.

I had just written the chorus and couldn’t quite figure out where to go with the rest of the song just yet. I showed Pom Pom and Zoe Moss what I had so far, and we all talked about the struggle of mental health and the maze that is your own mind. From there, the rest of the song just flowed out of us, it seemed like a concept that was so universal but also meaningful, and we couldn’t wait to share it.

LYRICS:

VERSE:

Neon lights 

I’ve run out of sleepless nights 

Getting tired of thinking twice 

Sleepy head

My eyes are turning Apple red 

Ceilings dripping on my bed 

CHORUS:

Mirror, mirror, hanging on the wall

How much longer till I fall? 

I built myself a little house of tricks 

With a clock on the wall that always ticks 

It goes

Mirror, mirror, hanging on the wall

How much longer till I fall 

Apart 

VERSE:

Lucid dreams

Always stuck in the same routines

Why is nothing ever what it seems? 

Caffeine running through my veins 

Only thing that keeps me sane

I need it like sugarcane 

When I’m alone 

CHORUS:

Mirror, mirror, hanging on the wall

How much longer till I fall? 

I built myself a little house of tricks 

With a clock on the wall that always ticks 

It goes

Mirror, mirror, hanging on the wall

How much longer till I fall 

Apart 

I am excited for the future if it means listening to more music from this talented artist.

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