Saying goodbye is never easy. Whether it’s in good faith or vice versa, there will always be that emotional strain felt all thorough out. With it, questions in our head start to arise such as “where do I go from here?”, “how’s life going to be without them?” etc. Not to mention that these emotions are amplified to oblivion depending on how attached we are. It’s subjective that way yes, one thing is certain- we are all subject to pain when someone walks out of our lives.
This same feeling that gnaws at you when bidding adieu makes it’s presence known in Edinburgh based artist/ producer Becca Shearing aka Shears’ song ‘I Look At You (It’s Over)’. Released June 27th in all major streaming platforms worldwide. Shears’ ‘I Look At You (It’s Over)’ is a track that tackles a toxic push and pull relationship. “I want you, but please stay away”, it’s a torturous cycle of saying “hi” and “bye”. Ah the agony and beauty of love all in one!
Beyond this façade of a fractured love story, ‘I Look At You (It’s Over)’ at its core is very gen z in its sentiments. Armed to the teeth with elegant and relaxing vocals, mixed in with beats and instrumentals that ebb and flow seductively. She skillfully paints us this tongue and cheek tale of human and technology. A tune she dedicates to her phone. She explains that “It sounds like a bad relationship with a person, but it’s actually something I wrote about my phone.”. Odd comparison at first, but it is in this strangeness that she lets us realize that there is a connection between the two.
A heavy dose of self awareness and how we operate as a society. If you come to think of it, nowadays having a phone is similar to having a significant other. Much like our baes, our phones are super important to us and makes everyday a tad easier. In fact, without it we feel lost and less productive. Yet at same time, in its presence we lose our confidence, creativity, morals and connection to the outside world. We’re hooked as much as we try to ignore it. We try want to break free, but we just can’t.