With the announcement that her debut EP ‘Half Past Nine’ will be finally released on October 23, Carla Wehbe has a new emotional single for you to smother your feelings in.
‘Love Me For Me’ continues the indie-pop sound behind her previous singles ‘Touched’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’, but it does focus on a softer side of her artistry with the storyline taking centre focus. Released during suicide prevention month, this track explores embracing exactly who you are and how that shouldn’t impact how we are treated in society, or make us isolated in any way. Sadly it does still happen, and she highlights how our uniqueness makes us both interesting and beautiful and gives listeners a hopeful sentiment to hold onto. Because at the end of the day, you shouldn’t have to change yourself for anyone, ever.
“Love me for me, cause I won’t just fall asleep, wake up and be something you dream. It’s just not me” she confidently sings during the empowering and beautiful hook.
Soaked in minimalistic dreamy synths during the opening verse, she then builds the song’s aesthetic with complimenting pop beats that don’t overpower their purpose and simply drives a rhythmic pulse.
The heart of the song is at the very front, and she doesn’t let you forget it through the duration. You are enough, you are beautiful, and you are loved, even if you don’t realise it yet.