22-year-old singer-songwriter UPSAHL dropped her newest and catchy single, “Melatonin.”
“Melatonin” Follows up “Douchebag”
“Melatonin” arrives only a month after “Douchebag.” UPSAHL is giving fans plenty of music this year. It marks her seventh single of 2021, and she already had big acts such as blackbear and iann dior joining her on tracks. UPSAHL is demonstrating that she is here to stay.
UPSAHL shared on Facebook, “I wrote Melatonin shortly after ‘Douchebag’. I was super anxious all the time and had crazy insomnia. I really wasn’t sleeping. Melatonin is about being so overwhelmed with your emotions, that you can’t even escape your problems in your dreams. Thanks to Pete and Elijah for writing this one with me and to George for bringing the ‘Melatonin’ world to life. ‘Melatonin’ represents the next phase in my story. Hope you guys enjoy Chapter 2 and stay tuned for more.”
UPSAHL Gets Real in the Visual
The music video shows what sleep paralysis would look like personified. She added, “The director, George Gallardo, and I wanted to show what ‘sleep paralysis’ would look like as a person—someone who can make your best dreams feel dark. I go on a journey with this sleep paralysis character, ultimately leading to a nightmare. In the beginning, the character is sexy. I’m intrigued, just like a new romantic relationship. Once I’m taken into this dream world, which seems like an escape at first, shit begins to hit the fan. This character figuratively and literally kicks my ass! Even though the video is quite literally about anxiety in dreams, I think the arc of it is very similar to the arc of failed relationships. They can start off amazing, but when they end, it can fuck you up.”
To celebrate the release of “Melatonin”, UPSAHL will kick off a string of fall dates across the U.S. opening for Olivia O’Brien starting August 30th. She will also play a headline show at the Courtyard Theatre in London on October 12th.