song: "A Lotta Things" - Bonny Doon
The music of Bonny Doon has always come with a honest, immediate reliability. The band says everything about life we so often can't and that continues on newest single "A Lotta Things". The latest track from their upcoming album Longwave tackles the one thing we can all relate to — wanting to be better, wanting to figure everything out, but falling short because we're human. From lamenting habitual tardiness to recognizing a feeling of unhappiness, "A Lotta Things" uses simple, subtle strings and a whole lot of twang to deliver home a folksy reminder that everyone has their struggles. "I should be happy/but I'm not... I should be grateful/but I'm not," vocalist Bill Lennox admits, and who among us hasn't been there? The song's final moments of an instrumental interlude allow for one to explore their own feeling of falling short and maybe find comfort in the fact that nobody has their shit figured out, no matter how perfect their life appears on social media.