The term "struggling artist" exists for a reason. It's hard, and often soul-sucking to try to make ends meet, especially when you'd rather be writing music full-time than making coffee for rude people. On her new EP, Abbie Morin, a singer-songwriter from Northampton, Massachusetts who goes by Hammydown, laments this obstacle. The crisp, noodly guitar-filled title track, "Pizzaface," premiering today on The FADER, tackles the self-doubt that comes before taking a chance on yourself.
"The past few years I've felt really torn between a life of stability in the full time work week, and a life of scrappiness and declined cards while trying to put that 40 hours toward true fulfillment," Morin wrote to The FADER over email. "'Pizzaface' wrestles with what happens when self doubt takes over, and fear turns me into my own biggest bully." Listen to "Pizzaface" below.