Sasha Sloan’s debut album ‘Only Child’ is quickly approaching its October 16 release date, and through this record the Californian singer-songwriter is going to bare her heart and soul in the most vulnerable way she has to date. Lead singles ‘Lie’ and ‘House With No Mirrors’ have already highlighted a maturity and growth in her songwriting and personal reflective process that has coincidently also served relatable lyrical moments and catchy melodies that have connected with her rapidly growing fanbase.
Joining those strong tracks, Sloan’s new single ‘Is It Just Me?’ caters to the cynical comedic side of her artistry that has always lingered in her songwriting. Pondering the authenticity of her own thoughts, she questions if she is alone in the way that she feels, or if other people share the same stream of thoughts.
“I hate holding babies and people tryna save me. Think religion is a business, where you pay for God’s forgiveness” she honestly sings during the opening moments of the song before questioning, “Is it just me or does anybody feel the way that I feel? They’re just not being real. Tell me, is it just me or is anybody thinking all the same shit? They’re just not saying it. Or is it just me?”.
She makes strong and valid points throughout the whole song that are playful and candidly honest, but she also makes controversial quips like “The show Friends was overrated” which I have to say I strongly disagree with. Sorry Sasha.
Beginning with a simple guitar riff, the production has this rhythmic flow that feels like it could be a slow dance number where you pull someone in close and see if they are on the same page as you. It’s sonically a smooth song that allows the focus to be on the lyrics and statements she makes.
The songwriting style that this song uses is pure confessional and feels like it’s pulled straight from the notes section on her phone, or leaked from her Twitter drafts. It’s unapologetically playful and that’s why it works so well. It’s classic Sasha Sloan and perfectly highlights another side of her vulnerable and honest artistry that is different from the previous two singles.