INTERVIEW: Stacey Kelleher Discusses The Brand New Single “Overcommitted”!

Nashville indie-pop singer-songwriter Stacey Kelleher brings narratively insightful moments through heartfelt lyrical storytelling & dreamy pop productions.

Last year saw Stacey garner over 126,000 on Spotify with the debut EP “Songs So Far”, along with recognition on a host of highly successful releases.

Stacey has now unveiled the brand new single “Overcommitted”, which carries a straightforward confessional about being afraid to disappoint. 

Co-written alongside songwriters Emily Gurklis & Fran Litterski, this latest release centres around the predicament of wanting to choose mental health but not knowing how to put yourself first.

Stacey has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding the journey behind “Overcommitted” & you can find the full interview below.

Hey Stacey, thank you for this interview. Can you start by telling readers a little bit about yourself?

Stacey: Thanks so much for having me! I’m an indie-pop singer/songwriter and producer based in Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve been here for about three and a half years and I’m originally from New Hampshire! 

When did you first discover your passion for music?

Stacey: I’ve loved music ever since I was a little kid. I remember singing in the car and putting on shows for family members from a very early age. My parents enrolled me in piano lessons at age six, then guitar lessons at age 9, and then I joined band & chorus in grade school. I performed wherever I could and started writing songs around age 10. Any musical opportunity that there was, I did it – I was obsessed.

Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?

Stacey: Definitely – I loved music so much that I knew that I’d continue for the rest of my life. I didn’t know that I would end up being a songwriter, but I knew that whatever I ended up doing, it would be musical. It was almost like my intuition told me that it was what I was meant to do.

How would you currently describe your musical style?

Stacey: I’m inspired by a lot of different styles of music and a wide variety of artists, so I feel like every song that I work on comes from a different corner of my influences. I’m a singer/songwriter to my core, but the production of my music leans very heavily into the indie-pop space. Some of my favourite artists that we heavily reference include Holly Humberstone, LANY, Kacey Musgraves, and Lennon Stella.

You just released the new single, “Overcommitted”. How did the idea for this song come together?

Stacey: I had a writing session with my dear friends and cowriters Fran Litterski and Emily Gurklis and we were talking about how amazing yet overwhelming it can be to chase your dreams. I’ve learned that it’s okay to love what I’m doing but also feel like I need to take a break for myself sometimes. I’m definitely a workaholic and I’ve had to learn that it’s okay to give yourself space so you don’t burn out.

Did you always plan to release “Overcommitted” as a single?

Stacey: I think so – we wrote the song and I didn’t listen back to the work tape for a few weeks. When I finally went back and listened to it, I couldn’t believe how telling the song was of how I was feeling in that moment, and I instantly knew that it had to be a single.

How would you compare the creative process behind this song to some of your earlier releases?

Stacey: Over the years, I’ve become very involved in the production process of my songs. I used to be less hands-on in the room with my co-producer and mix/master engineer Alex Fansel, but I’ve developed a strong love for production in the past few years, so much so that I will often take the reins when it comes to being in the studio.

What does this song mean to you?

Stacey: Every time that I listen to this song or play it live, I’m reminded that it’s okay to feel the way that I feel. It’s okay to need to take a break and it’s okay to give yourself a second to breathe, and you’re not alone in those feelings. Sometimes it can feel so isolating, but there’s always going to be someone who understands and feels the same way.

If listeners could take something from this song, what would you like it to be?

Stacey: To give yourself at least one moment each day to listen to yourself and do something for you, whether it’s a few moments of deep breathing, journaling, sitting in silence, putting away your phone…life moves so fast that sometimes we forget to ask ourselves what we need.

What advice would you offer to someone who was looking to pursue a career within the music industry?

Stacey: Nothing is going to happen overnight, so it’s good to pace yourself and develop a healthy routine of chasing your dreams, whatever that means to you. And remember why you started in the first place and what made you love music – that keeps me going every day!

Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?

Stacey: Thank you so much for reading and I hope that this song reminds you that you are strong, you are important, and it’s okay to put yourself first.

You can check out “Overcommitted” on Spotify below or on more platforms here.

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