In terms of coping with the “pressure”, Lyndsey insists she’s been keeping herself in a good headspace of late. She journals regularly, makes efforts to get out into nature – not to be buried alive, FYI – and stays off her phone as much as possible. Except this morning, when something on social media chimed with EVERGREEN’s opening song.
“Ironically, I was watching a TikTok this morning about how normalised therapy is,” she explains. “It’s great that we're talking about mental health in that there's so much access to it, but you need to have privilege and wealth to access therapy. And this is not me being anti-therapy at all. We just live in such a world, in such a culture, that is further and further isolating us from each other and what's really integral to happiness as people.”
Also registering a high score on the worry-o-meter is EVERGREEN’s second track GOOD ENEMY, which has Lyndsey claiming she’s in the middle of ‘world war me’. Let’s press play, shall we?
‘It’s a funeral ’cause now my ego’s dead,’ she sings.
That certainly sounds quite worrying…
‘I hold the knife by the blade, ’cause I know how to take the pain,’ she adds.
Well, that’s concerning, too…
‘I love a good enemy, and baby it’s me,’ she declares.
Right, Lyndsey Gunnulfsen, what is your beef with Lyndsey Gunnulfsen?!
“My beef is that I just can't forgive myself when I mess up,” she grins. “If I do something wrong, unintentionally or intentionally, I just have a very hard time forgiving myself. That's something I've always dealt with: just taking that pressure off and allowing myself to be a human who makes mistakes. That's my biggest Achilles heel: needing to do everything right. Or as right as I can, I guess. That pressure is always there.”