Malaysian songstress Yuna and Canadian DJ and Producer Ekali, drops a beautifully emotive electric soul ballad that entrances listeners into an otherworldly, impassioned mental hush scape.
The song paints an emotionally distant relationship in which the lyric’s recipient has their attentions directed elsewhere – another partner or perhaps just a distracted sense of curiosity over the possibility of a different love. Even in the midst of the low-level reminders from the song’s love interest – in their blindness to what’s good – the song doesn’t react in neither vengeance nor an ultimatum.
“If you’re cold inside, I’ll start a fire, but you just let it die,” sings Yuna. “If you’re lost inside I’ll be your guide, the moonlight in your sky.”
Yuna’s lyrics show a grounded and compassed strength that is admirable in her understanding that relationships do not imply an ownership of one person over another.
“If your body needs the space for breathing / You know I can’t stop you from leaving,” she sings. “Every time you feel low, I can always be your hero / But you only think for yourself, you lookout for somebody else.”
–Written by Connor Ki-Noh