Otha ‘One Of The Girls’
I’ve started getting migraines recently. I knew it was always a possibility that I would get them as they run in my family, but it took me a while to realise that the frequent headaches that occur only on one side of my head are perhaps not just a result of dehydration. With this latest epiphany, I have been hyper aware of the little head niggles that I kind of blocked out as a normal day-to-day occurrence, which means I’m feeling less than wonderful today. It also explains why nobody I’ve asked seems to experience the ‘eye-headaches’ I do – I always assumed they were a universal thing that everyone gets. That being said, migraines are super common, especially amongst women, and apparently are one of the leading causes of lost working days in the UK (I suspect colds and hangovers are up there too). Whilst the head pain is pretty treatable with normal painkillers, it’s proving difficult to shake off the tiredness and intense cravings to lie down in a darkened room, so I’m taking the rest of the day slowly and trying not to stress about work stuff. Easier said than done, I know, when you work in one of the most stressful industries out there, but with a little self awareness and a strong cup of tea, I’m sure I can bring my anxiety levels right down (I’ll just let that bubble beneath the surface until I snap and go on a psychotic rampage over someone swiping the last bit of sugar). With this new-found zen in mind, I’m listening to some super chilled out music courtesy of Otha, in the form of her new single ‘One Of The Girls’. The Norwegian artist’s latest release is utterly transfixing; with hypnotic beats, bubbling synths, and shimmering arpeggios providing a backdrop to her stunning vocal harmony. Enjoy, and chill out.