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Skyler Foley is Finding a New Normal with “Coffee Person” EP

Fairfax based singer-songwriter, Skyler Foley, is making the rounds with her brand-new Coffee Person EP. Driven by a folk-sense of musicality and storytelling with some punk/ska flourishes scattered throughout, the five-track release thematically tackles the mundanity of everyday life that comes from life as an emerging adult.

With the leading single, “Normalcy”, Foley jumps right into the fray with a smart, heartfelt song that takes inventory on the distance she’s traveled through the depths of experience. She names “Normalcy” as a parental figure who once picked her up from soccer practice, but then suddenly disappeared. We could read this literally as a story of grief in the face of losing a parent, but there’s also plenty of room to dig into themes of change and personal growth that come along with navigating the world in new ways.

As she counts down the things in life that she has let fall by the wayside as she’s made her way towards a new “normal”, there is still plenty of hope that perseveres as she sings in the final lines of the chorus, “I realize now that I’ve been this sad my entire life, and that I’ve finally found some normalcy”.

Imagine the that the contemporary indie rock goddesses of that make up boygenius (Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, and Phoebe Bridgers) were to make an EP with the Indigo Girls, and you’ll find Foley at that aesthetic intersection. She takes each song in this collection as an opportunity to mark the “now” in mundane moments like drinking coffee or writing in a diary giving opportunity for intense reflection that bounds between joy and grief in profound ways.

Coffee Person is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Find this and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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