Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is "Sunday" by Sea Lemon, a 2021 self-released single.

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Seattle artist Sea Lemon (aka 26-year-old singer/songwriter Natalie Lew) shares a shimmery slice of dreampop on her debut single "Sunday," a first listen at her forthcoming EP, out next year. Producer Stefan Mac (Wallows, No Vacation) gives the song a bright ebullience, even while the lyrics confront negative emotions.

“My first release, ‘Sunday,’ is a song that’s all about the anxiety and stress that comes with navigating relationships of all kind,” Lew told Atwood Magazine. “During the pandemic, when I wasn’t actively interacting with my loved ones, I constantly wondered and overthought about those relationships — would they survive? Was I doing enough? ‘Sunday’ is a reflection of those feelings I had, and represents how every passing day can feel like a worsening situation.”

She continues: “The song, along with the rest of my upcoming EP, sonically was heavily inspired by Beach House and The Cure, artists that I constantly turn to for inspiration as they portray a bittersweet and nostalgic feeling in their music. Toeing the line between sorrow and happiness, into a grey area of somewhere in the middle, is the kind of sentiment I love to feel and write about when it comes to my music.”

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