Chelsea Cutler Releases New Song “I Don't Feel Alive”
American singer-songwriter Chelsea Cutler released a new song “I Don't Feel Alive” on July 14, 2023.
The song will appear on her upcoming third studio album (yet-untitled).
The track was written and produced by Chelsea Cutler and Kevin White.
The new album is her first body work in two years since the 2021 album “When I Close My Eyes”.
To date, in addition to “I Don't Feel Alive”, she had released “Men On The Moon” and “Stay Anything” from the album.
Chelsea Cutler said of the song, “It seems like there is a pretty consistent list of things we are encouraged to do as humans to feel our best. Exercise, eat breakfast, sleep, take baths and showers, go to therapy, maintain intimate relationships, take our medicine, journal, go outside, turn off our phones, find hobbies, practice self-compassion, drink water...mathematically, that should all add up to a happy, healthy life.”
She continued, “This song is the closest thing I've ever written to a journal entry. I felt like I'd hit my breaking point. My body didn't feel like mine, my face didn't look like mine, my brain didn't think like mine. I was doing all the things I was "supposed to". I was exercising, I was weighing myself, I was going to therapy, I was reading books, I was journaling every night, I was making music every day. And still, there was so much dissonance. Something just didn't feel right.”
- She added, “I Don't Feel Alive is a song about existing versus truly living. There is a crucial difference between going through the motions of your day and actually being present in your body to experience everything around you. While it's a bit scary to put this one out, I'd like to be done with all of my beating around the bush. This song is the elephant in the room, the things I've been too afraid to talk about. It is my crippling fear of failure and my reluctance to take up more space. But now that I say these things aloud, I am free. I hope this song brings comfort and emboldens others to confront their biggest fears as well.”
She said, “After taking the last few months off to focus on myself and this album, I finally feel ready to be really open and honest about how I've felt the last couple years. this song is my way of doing that. thank you for being patient with me these past few months. The album is finished and this is the start of it all.”
- source : Apple Music