Love is a common theme found in our culture as a whole. Since the dawn of time, love has always taken center stage in realms of poetry, books, dance, art and of course our beloved music. Whether it’s one that’s shared by lovers like Romeo and Juliet, or ones we have for family or friends, and to an extent to things we adore like food etc. It’s so fascinating to see all of us unite that way and even though it is a matter we’ve seen since forever. We still aren’t tired of it, and in fact we keep running to the same well for more. 

As much as it is attractively addictive, it’s also a shared feeling that we all have. It could be because we feel it at the moment, or we are lacking it as we speak. In that same breath, in comes rising singer songwriter from California, Niko Rubio with her song “Over For Real”. Which was recently released last June 3rd via Sandlot Records/ Atlantic Records and is a follow up to her single “Love Me Till U Hate Me”. With a heartbreaking title such as this, it examines the end of a relationship and how a person slowly comes to grips with the matter. A slow burn that etches its presence in your soul and begs the question “where do I go from here?”. A slap in the face of sorts for those who are still blinded by a relationship that’s been breaking them down continuously like a jackhammer.

If we dissect the track further, we are first greeted with a sad melody and the lyrics “I’m afraid of the day I don’t miss you, I know it’ll come..”. Giving us the clue that this has been a long time coming, and yet there’s that unpreparedness for it all. But as it progresses, we hear the tone swell and in turn the realization that it’s time to let go despite the intense feelings of hanging on residing in her bones. “I know I should stop holding on. I know that I’m not what you want. But when I let go of the pain that I feel. That’s when it’s over, that’s when it’s over for real.” A tonal and lyrical depiction of a person slowly coming to their senses because there’s no other way. To stay is to destroy oneself forever, to move on while it has the same level of destruction will end up with healing as time progresses. 

As much as it is a relatable one, it reminds us of that stark reality that love as much as it is good, can be a bad thing if mismanaged. It’s a plant that needs attending to in order to grow and flourish. Without it, unfortunately just like every living organism. It leads to a lonely life, on the road to a slow and painful death.

In dire need or more Niko Rubio in your life? If so, head on down to her official website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts for more breathtaking content that will leave you in awe. 

Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.
Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.

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