The horrible moment when you can feel someone losing interest in you
Did twin-sister duo Megan & Liz just not-so-quietly issue the most catchy song of the summer? “Release You,” the lead single from the YouTube-bred group’s forthcoming first album, certainly has a showy pedigree, with Max Martin and Shellback producing and Savan Kotecha recruited as a co-writer. But the song’s power resides in Megan and Liz Mace’s arresting vocal tics: After brashly attacking the verses of the breakup song with claws drawn, the duo falls back and delivers the titular lyric in a fluttering falsetto. The juxtaposition combines the sneer of Icona Pop’s “I Love It” with P!nk’s harmonious kiss-offs, and although Megan & Liz are relative newcomers, they confidently glide over the song’s candy-coated synth hook and chopped guitar lick like seasoned pop performers. Few radio offerings this season will have a higher replay value than “Release You.” -JASON LIPSHUTZ
things are looking up
- me: im so done
- me: continues
i miss you already. like a lot. it’s not the cute relationship I miss at all, it’s not the hand holding or the hugs, it’s the friendship. we were friends first and foremost and now I feel so distant and lost. you always texted me first and now texting you feels like a burden on you. i don’t care if i ever get another complement or flirt or kiss from you ever again. all i want is to be the friend you come to when you need it and the one who makes you laugh. i meant it when I said I was not attached but that doesn’t mean I was ready to lose a friend. i just hope that things go back to normal fast, although i really have no clue what our “normal” was.