2020 has been a rough year for everyone while we face a global pandemic, so for our favourite sad girl Sasha Sloan, there has never been a more fitting time for her to release her debut album. The Californian singer-songwriter will finally unveil ‘Only Child’ to the world later this year and will inevitably have us crying about love, heartbreak, mental health, insecurities and all of the in-between moments.
The slick lead single ‘Lie’ is an emotionally driven anthem that is all about not wanting to face the reality of the end of a relationship. Desperately trying to hold on, she pleads for the other half to lie to her face and delay the division of their relationship.
“I want you to lie, lie right to my face. I want you to put your hands on my waist. Can we just dance til the skies are white? Cause I really can’t get my heart broken tonight” she honestly sings during the rhythmically charged chorus.
But it’s the candid moment in the pre-chorus that will hit you right in the feels and make you feel seen. “Say you’re lucky to love me like you used to, even if it isn’t true” she emotionally confesses. As someone who has recently gone through a break-up, this hit way too close to home as it was something I was personally hoping for in the final moments of my relationship, and sometimes still wish for him to turn around and say to me just so I can feel validated and no longer sad.
Accompanying the aesthetic that the vulnerable lyrics create, the first verse begins with a circulating moody beat and a soft guitar riff while her vocals glide over the top. Then the chorus drops a rhythmically charged and pulsating beat that shifts the song into this groovy and hopeful territory. Similar to the pulsating energy behind ‘Faking It’ and ‘Version Of Me’, she will have you dancing with tears in your eyes.
‘Lie’ is a song that you will want to have on repeat from the moment you hear it. Whether it’s to dance and cry by yourself in your room, or just silently feel validation that your feelings are warranted and understood. With her debut album on the way, get ready for a lot more of these reflective moments to come.