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Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brittany Tsewole, aka Senseless Optimism, grew up between Lowell, MA, Sri Lanka, and West Africa and is now back in Massachusetts. She has released a new single, "Done," that almost leans quite far into the world of indie pop, but Tsewole has enough charm and pure talent to keep even the pop apprehensive mesmerized. "Done" combines the world of indie pop with Tsewole's West African roots. It never becomes world music, but it injects the song with just enough of a unique element that it's set apart from what you typically hear in a pop song. Senseless Optimism has crafted a beautiful pop song that is planted firmly in that genre while still not sounding like what you're used to.
Brittany Tsewole says of her new single:
"'Done' is about moving on from bad habits, in this specific case, drug abuse. It's when you look around and see all the people who were close to you move past the struggle you're currently facing. Causing one to have a mix of feelings involving guilt, frustration, loneliness, sadness, and wanting to be done with it all."
You can listen to "Done" below. For more on Senseless Optimism, check out the artist's website.