Out now from Brisbane’s Spring Hill Walkers Club (aka Keziah Davies): ‘Sertraline’.
Davies started writing ‘Sertraline’ on a well-deserved holiday in Coolangatta last year, after working 5 to 6 days a week as a medical receptionist throughout the pandemic.
“I had taken my guitar and planned on working on a number of songs but in reality I only picked it up once,” reflects Davies. “Amazingly it only took that one time and I had the first verse and vocal melody for ‘Sertraline’ written. I think it’s quite apt, how calm I felt watching the whales from the balcony and writing that verse, only to head home the next day to be broken up with by my then-boyfriend (it’s okay, we’re great friends still).”
“Over the next few months I eventually finished writing the lyrics, which naturally by that point had changed the song into being about me dealing with the stress and anxiety from the breakdown of that relationship, realising I needed help and wanting to own up in song to the fact that I was (and still am) taking antidepressants.”