Masks have always been a part of the fabric of human civilization. It’s been used to hide the identity of the living and as a sign of respect for the dead i.e. burial masks. For those who dabble in the fancier side of life, masquerades are held in the grandest of venues displaying wealth and influence. Fast forward to today’s modern era, where masks have once again grabbed the spotlight due to the pandemic. Never running out of style (and function of course), it’s undeniable that masks are timeless pieces that’ll continue to evolve with us.
This same penchant for concealing one’s true self sends ripples through our spines with Tarvin Anthony Spencer Jr. aka Terrell Andretti’s song ‘Masquerade’. Released June 30th in all major streaming platforms worldwide. Terrell Andretti’s ‘Masquerade’ is a track that talks about a relationship gone astray. Filled with deceit, pain and narcissism, it’s now become an agonizing game of “guess who?” – guess who’s hurting more. No rest for the weary on this one unfortunately.
A narcissistic ex returning to the fray, only for the other to realize that they’ve fully outgrown all the BS fed to them. This is a homecoming that no one wanted, or even needed and it’s pretty obvious in the entirety of the tune. Through it’s pointed lyrics, upbeat vibe and vocals that hit the perfect spot of smooth and feisty. Terrell Andretti’s ‘Masquerade’ is definitely an infectious bop for those who’ve moved on and bettered themselves. All whilst playfully flicking the middle finger to the one who wrecked our hearts and flushed it down the drain.
Savage eh? It sure is! But amidst all this is the reality that love is one of the most powerful forces in this world. It has the power to make, and break someone to pieces. So before you even fall head over heels, make sure to unmask yourselves first. Else you might be in for a treat or a trick, whichever you prefer.
Stay chill folks! Happy summer!