Scxtty releases the most relatable post-breakup song, “SNAP BACK 2 THE OLD ME” this Oct 13! Clocking in at just the right length, the song captures the numbing and hardening process after heartbreaks. Albeit noxious to ourselves, it can be a satisfying thing to do in the moment.
The song demonstrates an immersive atmosphere. It carries slithering and shimmering guitars that set a contemplative tone. The song progresses with evolving guitars driving jams. Meanwhile, a pulse builds with each passing moment alongside the intense emotional context The atmospheric layering enhances the catchiness of the tune. The edge of the singer’s sharp, hardened voice echoes with the retribution of trying to numb oneself by going back to their old selves.
The lines, “You stole my heart and tore my minds apart/It’s time for a change/ Snap back to the old me,” particularly spoke to me as it combined the detriment the artist has suffered with the intense desire to set things right and go back to a downgrade. The words express the pain of heartbreak and the subsequent need for self-discovery and healing. It’s resilient, but at the same time sad, because there’s no rediscovery only reverting the steps the artist had climbed. Then again it works because the walls this reversion can build can be quite indestructible.
“SNAP BACK 2 THE OLD ME” gets us reflecting on our own breakups and also tapping on the infectious melody. Combined with poignant lyrics, the song is quite a compelling contemporary piece.
Review By: Naomi Joan