Keeping up with a series of great premieres, we are teaming up with Bel Holiday for her new single “Neurosis,” a song that blends very well the Country-esque melodies with some pop sensibilities.
About the song, Holidays comments “”Neurosis” is a very direct look inside my head. I wrote the lyrics over the course of a couple years throughout highschool, referencing many aspects of a few mental illnesses that I have. Today I sing the song with gratitude for the treatment I have received as it is what has kept me afloat. I hope to someday live in a world in which quality mental health treatment is readily available to all.”
2020 is the year for Bel Holiday to step out as a solo artist, as she gets ready to release her debut EP, Watermelon, this Summer. When asked about the name/ title track of her debut EP, Bel said “Watermelon came from a time when I was going through a breakup.” Bel states, “The whole process of the breakup confused and frustrated me so deeply that I equated that frustration to my irrational fear of watermelon. So basically, the song is about how I wish that I had the same distaste for men as much as I have this distaste for watermelon, because then my life would be significantly easier.” Watermelon is a mix of quirky rock-fusion supported by powerful lyrics that draw on important and relevant topics important to Bel like love, sexuality, mental illness, among others.
Although only nineteen years of age, Bel has been singing and performing for well over a decade. In her own words, she is “ever evolving and always able to draw inspiration from other artists.” She is the recipient of the Rising Star Award at the Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Jazz Festival, and was the Grand Prize winner at the prestigious West Park International Music Festival in 2019. Even though she is relatively new to performing outside of the theatre, Bel has already graced the stage at many prestigious venues such as the Saint and The Highline Ballroom.