new single *docs* - newly released
“Docs is a song about searching for happiness in material and surface things,” Capelle shares. “It’s a true story of bizarre activities I was doing to do to make myself feel better, like buying clothes, rearranging my furniture, and going out pretending to be somebody I’m not…”
She continues: “In reality, all my false attempts at being “okay” made the matter worse. When I was younger, I had many male figures, whether significant others or mentors, tell me that “men don’t like short hair.” So I kept my hair long because I was insecure. And finally, summer of 2016 I said “fuck it” and chopped it all off- that was a huge catalyst for me, and has actually brought me a lot of happiness in the weightlessness I feel now.”
I bought these new Doc Martens ‘cause I thought that they were cool
And I sure didn’t have the money, but I feel better
And I went and got that haircut, I think it looks alright
People’ve been telling me that I look pretty so I should feel better
Leah Capelle may not find comfort or happiness in materiality, but that’s all a part of the process of learning to love yourself for yourself. Time and again, we all look to self-identity through the clothes we wear or the way we shape our hair – but it’s all a facade, compared to what’s inside. Cheerfully ironic and ruthlessly driving, “Docs” is a reminder of what really matters most – and it isn’t those new shoes.
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brand new *BETTER OFF* [live video]
Written with and featuring my sweet friend and drummer Hayley Brownell, our new song "Better Off" is, at its core, a piece about letting go. When you know something is unhealthy, or is not bringing you joy no matter how much you wish it would, there is strength in being able to say that that thing - be it a situation, a place, or a person - cannot hold you back. This is a song about strength even when strength is the last option.