Despite what the name suggests, Sleepy Gary, named after the parasitic character from the animated sitcom Rick and Morty, is one of the most active musicians in the business. Originally from Maryland and now living in Brooklyn, Sleepy Gary is the solo venture of artist Daniel Feldman who formerly served as the frontman for the Baltimore indie-rock band Yo No Say and one half of the pop-synth duo Airplane Man before becoming embarking on his own. Now under his new persona, Sleepy Gary’s latest release is the intimate song “Never Feel Lonely” from his upcoming album 21 Love Songs.
21 Love Songs is a labor of love seven years in the making. The album takes the structure of a trilogy, seven songs grouped together form a third of the larger work. A new song is released every 21 days. “Never Feel Lonely” is the fifth song to be released. The track, sonically using elements of alternative pop and rock, focuses on Sleepy Gary ending his complex relationship with sobriety.
The track is a perfect emblem for the overall album, taking the traditional notion of love songs and twisting the subject from person to concept. The result expands the definition of a love song and offers a close look at Sleepy Gary’s fascinating psyche.
Sleepy Gary believes that right now is the ideal time for 21 Love Songs, which was completed in 2020, release. “The world needs a whole shit ton of love songs right now” after all the darkness that enveloped the past year. Three volumes of love songs may be just the emotional antidote we need,” he says. After listening to “Feel So Lonely,” everybody is bound to be eagerly awaiting his next song in twenty-one days.
Listen to “Never Feel Lonely” on Spotify.
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