On November 3, Seattle-based singer and songwriter Sea Lemon (Natalie Lew) shared her first release, “Sunday,” via Glide. This release was accompanied alongside features in Earmilk, Birp, and Clout.
“Sunday” is an upbeat dreampop song about the dichotomy of how easy it be to sabotage relationships—friendships and romantic relationships alike—and how, from the outside, those ‘sabotaged’ in relationships often aren’t privy to the fact that there’s an issue in the first place.
This song was inspired by Natalie’s own guilty and anxious feelings during the pandemic, which mainly revolved around not being able to be physically around those closest to her and how that stress and anxiety built day by day into a cloud of untamable worry. The closing line of the chorus, “but it’s over now,” is meant both from the perspective of the person sabotaging a relationship—feeling that the relationship might as well be “over now”—and the perspective of the person on the other side, wanting to tell their loved one that the past can live in the past, and to let bygones be bygones.
The bright and sparkly sounds of “Sunday”, discordant with the anxiety-inducing concept behind the writing, is meant to bring about that awkward and confusing tension. It was written and recorded by Natalie and produced, mixed, and mastered by Stefan Mac (producer and engineer for Wallows, No Vacation, and more) all remotely.
Sea Lemon is the new solo project of 26-year-old songwriter Natalie Lew. After picking up an electric guitar for the first time in 2019, Natalie discovered a love for writing, recording, and producing music. Natalie’s first release, Sunday, is the first song off of a future upcoming EP, to be released in 2022.
In the meantime, you can watch Sea Lemon’s video for “Sunday” here on YouTube.