Written by Imani Wj Wright
I must admit, I've been listening to this record for at least a month now, and every time I listen to it, I attempt to answer how it's possible for the human psyche to experience so many emotions at once. I am literally feeling a myriad of things, while finding myself tantalized and even stuck with some of the periods from my past.
Moments before I began writing this, I was thinking about a past relationship I was in at the developing age of 17. I was so in love with girl (or I thought I was at least), and we both weren't perfect, but nonetheless, our time spent and love shared was undeniably something we found to be great for the both of us. Though, what I could not understand was her mother, and uncle's dedication to us breaking up and not working out. It was the strangest thing to me. After a while, the behavior of those two, led to our relationship's ultimate demise.
As "Silhouette" is playing, one of the many themes presented here that I take to heart is maturity, and getting older. These lines by June can be interpreted in several facets, but the angle I prefer is giving yourself time to analyze and slowly understand a situation you may have once been a part of. We have to realize not everything can always make sense in the moment, and maybe we need to grow to comprehend it over time.
Once the guitar strums away, and sets the acoustic-feeling vibe, it's the nearly perfect set up for story time. Aside from the lyrically relatable aspect of "Silhouette", June's voice can not be understated. It has many of the attributes that one needs for an inviting listening experience- control, beautiful timbre, and authenticity. I'm madly impressed with this record, and look forward to what's next.
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