The ghostly cassette-player effect of the lo-fi beat Yusei produces for SOLIS’ new single, “my love letter to u”, has an arresting presence. Not because it calls attention to itself, but because it set a woozy backdrop for SOLIS’ otherworldly confessional as she peels back her guard and addresses a lover she seems to have fallen out of favor with.
“my love letter to u” is built off the tension between her conflict-filled lyrics, her chilled-out delivery and the quiet groove of the beat. Though the relationship she describes seems hopelessly doomed; “When Did You Realize You Fell Out of Love? When Did You Look at Me and Realize I Ain’t the One?”, she remains optimistic with her soaring falsetto, conjuring up wistful sentiments. Unlike the popular trope of perpetual melancholy for soulfulness, “my love letter to u” uses story building to express that same longing, hazy mood that makes sad songs so compelling.
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