Buffalo based alternative band Stress Dolls just released their latest single, “Body”, an inner dialogue with our physical form’s own urges and desires. Working under the moniker is singer/songwriter Chelsea O’Donnell, who explores her own personal health and body image on this new track.
“Body” is a frantic tale about the clash between O’Donnell’s mind and body, which is based on a series of health issues that started around 2016: “I have a few different chronic conditions, and at the time I was still figuring out treatment methods and was, frankly, overwhelmed. (…) That year I leaned into it and “Body” was one among a few different songs that were intentionally about what I was experiencing.” Even though it is rooted on a personal experience, “Body” translates into any sort of inner struggle the listener could be going through, be it illness, cravings, or insecurities.
Influenced by the likes of My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World and Hole, the track is as melodic as it is hectic. It evokes the feelings of frustration that come with not fully understanding what the body needs, but it is tackled in a playful way that quickly gets stuck in your head. “Body” is a cathartic release that helps deal with inner conflicts, but also allows the listener to let loose and rock out.
Check out “Body” below:
“Body” is now available on all streaming platforms.