Sprig is the project of singer-songwriter Hannah Stomski, who we featured in our Artist Spotlight series back in 2019 (when she was going by the moniker Rosemary). Today (Wednesday 24), she’s released a new EP called What Life Would Be Like. Unlike her previous Bandcamp projects, which were primarily self-produced, the 3-track collection is a collaboration with producer Heather Jensen (of Pinky Verde), previous collaborator Ross Page (of Color Temperature), and Kevin Earl. Listen to it below.
In a statement, Sprig described What Life Would Be Like as “an ode to those who dance in the painful world of ‘what ifs.’ It’s about living in dissociation and finding comfort within the mind for the satisfying possibilities it can create. It’s for those who have ever dug up the past to feel alive again, only to find themselves deeply disappointed.”
Elaborating on the process of making the EP, she added: “I wrote Remi and Fun in 2019 as a continuation of the internal struggle I was going through – playing with fire, knowing I’d get burned – just to feel something. Sleep Paralysis was written halfway through 2020 when the theme of dissociation and enjoying the fantasies of the mind came up again for me. There will always be something beautiful about the possibilities the mind can create to self-soothe. Creating this collection of songs on this EP was another method for my mind to self-soothe. The three songs on this EP tie in well together, but they were written in totally different times in my life.”