By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor
Girl power bedroom pop sensation Erthlings makes honest statements about the painful process of moving on from damaging relationships in this week’s album: Indigo.
It’s easy to get caught up in feelings of loneliness when it comes to romance and relationships. It’s easy to feel like you’re the only one stuck in your own grim circumstances. Erthlings gets it. Seriously- musicians are just people working through their feelings and making their way through the ups and downs of life just like us. Indigo is all about walking away from a painful relationship and all of the messy emotions that go with it. It is something almost everyone goes through. Listening to these songs is a gentle reminder that you are not alone.
“I’m not ready to let you go just yet, I’ve hardly said goodbye” are the first words of the first song on the album. The next song has a different feel to it. It starts out with lyrics that paint a picture quite opposite from the lyrics of the first song. “Left you behind/ falling apart” are the first words of the second song, “Bridges”. One song leads seamlessly into another like the continuation of a story. Where it was once impossible to take a step out of her relationship before, she has now moved on—burned her bridges.
The next song, “Cloud Nine” has a change in tone as the lyrics shift from pain and longing, to bitterness and contempt as she takes a look at how her relationship was falling apart before she knew how to save it. It is the next step in the heartbreak and healing process. This song is a reflection of what moving on truly looks like. Sometimes it means taking a look back to process the situation so that you can let go and move on.
There is nothing better than listening to music that you can relate to. The simple lyrics, honesty and vulnerability of these songs make this album a worthwhile listen. Until next week my music lovers, listen on.
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