Irene Greene’s “Depression Nap” Defines Our Year

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Irene Greene's dreamy, psychedelic melodies accented by fuzzy guitars perfectly embody the meaning behind this song. "Depression Nap" basically defined the last year and this song totally resonates with the struggles we've all faced. We talked to Irene Greene about the song and how you don't always need to be productive.

Tell me about your song “Depression Nap” what’s the story behind it?

Irene: Depression Nap is a song I wrote in quarantine about my own mental health struggles. My hope in releasing this song is that people who struggle with depression and anxiety will feel heard.

What’s been the biggest challenge for you in the music industry?

Irene: My biggest challenge thus far has been getting people excited about what I've been working on and fighting that imposter syndrome. I am definitely my own worst enemy when it comes to comparing myself to peers, and feeling like I'm not good enough.

What’s been keeping you motivated/creative during the pandemic?

Irene: I made a pact with myself to try to write at least once a week, and deadlines do help me be more productive! "Depression Nap" touches on the fact that productivity and creativity are not always possible and that's okay.

What else has been inspiring you lately?

Irene: My other artist friends have been really inspiring me, and therapy has been super helpful to process my trauma and write about it!

What’s your best piece of advice for young women?

Irene: My best advice for young people is it's okay to be vulnerable and eventually you'll be able to live your life how you want (as long as you aren't hurting anyone).

What’s next for you this year?

Irene: I am currently working on a video for "Depression Nap" to be released at the beginning of April. Also continuing with work on my EP which will be released in fall 2021.

Follow Irene Greene on Instagram and Spotify to stay tuned.

Emily Treadgold

Music aficionado and editor-in-chief at The New Nine. I'm most at home at festivals and concerts. I would love to start a band of all Kanye covers all on keys. I'm a dedicated Jack White fan and when I saw him in concert it changed my life. I'd never seen someone so passionate about music and preserving its history. Every project he does I just worship. Follow me on Twitter and Insta: @etreadgold

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