“I’m a smooth goal and you realize it”: Rosalie James’ Neurodivergent Indie Rock Anthem Is a Highly effective Mission Assertion


Rosalie James channels her newly found neurodiversity into “Gentle Goal,” a spirited, dreamy indie rock anthem for the “over-sensitive drama queens” and the standout single off her upcoming debut album, ‘Stuffed with Chemical compounds.’
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This track isn’t “made” for me, however as somebody who by no means actually felt like he slot in with most individuals, “Gentle Goal” is totally exhilarating – if not straight-up empowering.

Rosalie James’ newest single is a spirited, dreamy indie rock anthem for the “over-sensitive drama queens” (her phrases) – a sonically and emotionally charged track written after she acquired a neurodivergent analysis properly till maturity, reflecting on previous and current experiences and all the sentiments that got here with them. The multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter from Cornwall, UK channels the spirits of Fleetwood Mac and The Killers as she declares herself a “smooth goal – and you realize it, more durable on the skin.”

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Gentle Goal – Rosalie James
Had a dream in regards to the seventies
The place no-one locked their doorways
at night time
and we combat like fleas

Child by no means is aware of what she’s going to get
A party, a chemistry set
Hey paranoia, shark within the water,
silver loving daughter on each avenue

We reside, without end tangled within the by no means
attempt to love a bit of bit anyway
And also you stated one thing about loss
and crying on the within

I’m a smooth goal and you realize it,
more durable on the skin

They’re nonetheless utilizing the identical indicators
caught me on the flipside

I’m a smooth goal and you realize it

“I grew up not figuring out I used to be autistic,” James tells Atwood Journal. “I knew I used to be awkward, troublesome, obsessive and couldn’t stand loud noises, tight garments or individuals respiratory close to me. I had no frequent sense and couldn’t inform my left from proper. I walked into doorways. I might put my legs round my neck. I couldn’t perceive why I didn’t get the issues I wished in precisely the way in which I wished them, and once I didn’t get them I made a scene after which I hated myself for it. I used to be terrified more often than not and thought I used to be a psychopath as a result of I didn’t really feel love or affection in the way in which different individuals did. I had abdomen aches each day and I cried about cartoon animals. I watched Three Males And A Child over 200 occasions. I had a wierd relationship with the reality and I habitually self-medicated. They stated I’d find yourself alone.”

“But it surely’s not simply me. ‘Gentle Goal’ is for the misplaced generations of girls who weren’t identified as neurodivergent as a result of they only appeared A LOT. It’s for the ‘over-sensitive drama queens’ who attracted individuals that enjoyed us a bit of loopy and susceptible however had nothing to provide us. I’m nonetheless awkward and troublesome and terrified of balloons. I misplaced a profession and I’m filled with chemical substances. It’s not an excuse, however it’s an evidence – and I’m not alone. We’re not alone.”

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Rosalie James © Julie Minichova

Rosalie James © Julie Minichova
Rosalie James © Julie Minichova
Speak of doing the unattainable
But it surely’s Tuesday night time
and we’re all filled with chemical substances

Take my boyfriend like a sedative
We was so troublesome to reside with
Oh pleonasm, tiny little chasm,
now the long run has them on each avenue

We gas the fireplace, Z for Zachariah,
neighbour’s received a bunker – it’s six toes deep
You stated one thing about loss
and crying on the within

I’m a smooth goal and you realize it,
more durable on the skin

I’m the primary one
you’ll discover sleeping on a landslide

I’m a smooth goal and you realize it 

Launched April 17, 2024 through Awkward Lion Data, “Gentle Goal” is the second single (following March’s “Woman I Was”) taken off James’ forthcoming debut album, Stuffed with Chemical compounds (out this June). Taking its title from the second verse of “Gentle Goal,” is an autobiographical diary channeling James’ struggles – with neurodiversity, poisonous relationships, habit, and psychological well being – into deeply cathartic and cinematic songs.

“Gentle Goal” is a passionate, highly effective mission assertion for each the album and the artist – a memorable introduction to all these simply discovering Rosalie James, establishing her as a fearless and unapologetic voice pleased to talk her truths, confront her demons, and share her full, unfiltered self in track.

Take into account me an instantaneous and lifelong Rosalie James fan.

Why does everyone look the identical
Why does everyone look the identical
And I’m surrounded by
mid-century furnishings once more
You stated one thing about loss
and crying on the within

I’m a smooth goal and you realize it,
more durable on the skin

It’s so excellent the way in which you climb,
I’m constructing us an empire

I’m a smooth goal and you realize it…

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