Upon your first discovery of the ‘Eyeball’ song by Minda Lacy, you will be greeted with its aberrant and bizarre music cover of two misshapen skulls hugging with their eyeballs gouging out of their sockets only to touch. As you listen to the line, “I wish that I could touch your eye with my eye,” you will be vividly reminded of its cover photo.
The photo and the song’s title may distract your mind from considering the song to be a certain way until you finally hit the play button and hear something way different from what you imagined (it has hardly anything to do with eyeballs), yet evoking the same quirky characteristic. The Eyeball song consists of a romantic and flirty voice and tone combined with a quirky melody created with an acoustic guitar and harmonica.
The lyrics in the Eyeball song sweetly portray the frustrations of unrequited love as Minda Lacy asks her object of fascination: why don’t you do what you are doing but just a little bit better, just a little bit smarter? The eyeball becomes the most unlikely of metaphors in the song by expecting your crush to see you eye-to-eye. Still, the listeners understand that is very unlikely, with the twangy fiddle and harmonica music depicting Minda’s quirkiness, that very few will comprehend. Therein, the music and the contextual theme in the lyrics vaguely suggest a loneliness in her oddity, which perfectly aligns with the title of her upcoming album, Loneliest Bug.
There is so much going on in the Eyeball song that it is a hidden gem that deserves immediate discovery. It was released on October 24, 2022. Give it a listen right away!
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Photo credits: Callie Baur, Shannon Ellison, Laurie Steele
Review By: Naomi Joan