SINGLE REVIEW: Eves Karydas – Lemonade

Sometimes a relationship just doesn’t work out, and it’s truly infuriating when you feel like you’ve put your all into it when the other person wasn’t as invested. You want to walk away peacefully and accept that it just wasn’t meant to be, but there’s a part of you that is hurt and needing to grieve. And that is the exact emotions and situation that Eves Karydas explores on her summery new single.

‘Lemonade’ is a light and seemingly carefree track that is taken from the Brisbane based singer-songwriter’s upcoming EP ‘Reruns’ which will be released on September 23. Contrasting the light and sun-soaked production with this reflective bitterness, she drops some honest truths. “Well, I didn’t want to write an F.U. song, but your name has a bitterness on my tongue. And I’m first to admit if I did you wrong, but all I ever did was do you right” she sings before admitting; “Why’d I try so hard when you let the love get so sour? Oh, I squeeze your heart like lemons on my kitchen counter. And I keep throwing sugar your way, but we never make lemonadе”. 

Lyrically this is one of her strongest releases yet. The imagery, contrasting, and introspective parallels make this song one that you will want to listen to again and again. The hook isn’t as punchy as ‘Complicated’ or ‘Get Me So High’, and is more in a dreamy state like ‘Freckles’. The guitar led track with light pop production immediately creates this summer afternoon aesthetic that is breezy and cathartic. 

if you’re currently finding yourself in a situation where you’re walking away from a relationship feeling like you invested so much and didn’t receive the same back, then this is the track to soundtrack your bitterness and find inner-peace.