Everyone has heard the age old saying, “time flies when you’re having fun.” On the other hand, time seems to slow down when you hit a bump in the road. Lily Kincade’s song, “3 months,” is a real-life example of this situation. It is a slow and reflective pop ballad about a blissful romantic relationship that ended too soon. Even though the relationship has ended, Kincade is still grateful for the time she had. This goes to show that we need to live in the moment, for we will miss out on the present if we look towards the future too much.
One aspect of the song that I really enjoyed was the storytelling quality of the lyrics. In the first verse, she talks about the breakup. The second verse mentions seeing her ex with a new girl and talking about the fun times they would’ve had if the relationship lasted longer. The chorus does an excellent job of pulling these flashbacks together, as it says “look how much damage three months can do.” The instrumentation of the song was rather simple. It was a really good choice for this track because it let the storytelling quality shine through. I liked how the piano and guitar seemed to flow together creating a calming mood. Despite the song’s sad situation, the music itself was really satisfying to listen to.
Some of Lily Kincade’s biggest musical influences are Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves. These two women write ample songs about love and relationships, so they are great to draw inspiration from. If you liked “3 Months,” you should check out “LA Doesn’t Miss Me.” It is the title track of Kincade’s 2021 album. It also has a storytelling aspect, but it is not about romance. Instead, it talks about Kincade’s move from Los Angeles to Tennessee. If you want more songs about love though, you should listen to “Real,” another track off of that album. While it is still about a breakup, it looks at it in a more positive light. It could be a great addition to your pick-me-up playlist!
Written By Kelli Dixon
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