Stray Local is the husband-and-wife songwriting duo of Jamie Rowen and Hannah Lomas based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They always do something different, so you can say they are very musical. Featherweight features brilliant instrumentation and strong vocals. It’s indie pop at its best, timeless music that won’t go out of style.
Regarding the track, Stray Local says: ”Featherweight is about the continuous fight with anxiety but the determination to beat it, “I’m a featherweight, but I’m a fighter”. Many of us struggle with overwhelming anxiety and living through this global pandemic has heightened many of those feeling for myself personally. In the bridge you can feel the swirling sense of stress closing in as the incessant background vocals chant in stereo, but the determination of the subject bursts through the center as the lead vocal exclaims, “I may be down but don’t count me out!” Relatable to so many, we hope Featherweight can be uplifting to those who face anxiety and mental health issues. ”
The messages conveyed by Stray Local are inspiring. Relevant and uplifting in terms of lyricism. Check out Featherweight below!