Mali Velasquez has unveiled a new single, ‘Bobby’. Following last month’s ‘Tore’, which made our Best New Songs playlist, the track comes paired with a video directed by Reed Schick. Check it out below.
‘Bobby’ is set to appear on Velasquez’s debut album, I’m Green, which arrives October 13 via Acrophase Records. “I wrote ‘Bobby’ originally about losing my mom when I was in highschool, I had a lot of these visuals of her being sick,” she explained. “The only connections I can find from sickness and death are in animals and nature, which felt like my way out of grieving in a tunnel vision. The chorus of the song is largely about my coping with her loss, mostly being unable to move or stop staring at the wall. Grief and moving from unhealthy coping mechanisms to safer ones is a thick and embarrassing struggle that seeps into a lot of these songs.”
Velasquez added, “I love to paint, and I love to paint outside, especially coming from such an arid place. Moving here to Nashville, I remember saying out loud, all the time—it’s so green! The cover art for ‘Bobby’ is a photo of my grandparents holding me as a baby that I painted, and that’s something that I absolutely want to keep doing, is just painting old photos.”
‘Bobby’ Single Artwork: