Born from the bones of forgotten nostalgia, Sleepy Jean spent the better part of a decade frequenting tourist traps and hole-in-the-walls alike whilst sneakily sliding her self-penned songs amongst those of her contemporaries and reveries. Sleepy Jean’s blend of American standard songwriting and folk sensibilities are unquestionably her own.
Her first recorded offering, Idle Hands, makes its way into the world midsummer 2021. Taken from the forthcoming EP, “Smaller” is a meditation on the compulsion to curl up in a ball and physically occupy as little space as possible. Anxiety often turns into dreamlike, soft-around-the-edges state of numbness, and this song is the sonic representation of that.