Sarah Walk Captures Our Writing Procrastination Routine In “Nobody Knows”

When writing somehow leads to cleaning

Photo: Daniel Smith Coleman

Sarah Walk captures the weird joys of cleaning, organizing, and watering plants while writing in her new video “Nobody Knows.” It’s a very realistic portrayal of the ways we squeeze in procrastination as we try to churn out every ounce of creativity from our right brain. Directed and edited by Daniel Smith Coleman, the video actually resembles those soothing home vlogs on YouTube that chronicle a person’s daily routine. Cinematic aesthetics aside, the track has a buoyant melancholia to it where Sarah navigates through the pains of working on a creative project:

“I wrote ‘Nobody Knows’ during a time of depression for me where I felt like I couldn’t muster up the ambition or drive to get through the discomfort needed to get to a point of creation,” explained Walk. “It’s like a double-edged sword because you feel depressed so you don’t want to do anything, but then you feel even more depressed because you haven’t felt able to get anything done. I was feeling stuck in the middle of that cycle and not sure how to break out of it.”

The track is from the gal’s upcoming sophomore album Another Me, which will be out on Augusts 28th.