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  • Isabel Mays

Review: “Beauty and the Beast” - Scharliina

Scharliina Beauty and the Beast Cover Art

When deciding what kind of theme an artist wishes to base their song around, it takes a lot of tough consideration. That being said, I greatly respect artists who write about incredibly raw, emotional, and impactful life experiences that they may not wish to relive. Scharliina recently released her new single, “Beauty and the Beast”, and it’s incredibly emotional. The song is about her experience with domestic violence, and it’s probably one of the most emotional and dark songs I’ve reviewed so far. The lyrics were both beautifully, yet carefully, written. I can imagine how difficult it must have been for Scharliina to not only write this song, but to then release it out into the world. But she did so to try and help others who are also struggling with the same situation.

This song is hauntingly beautiful, and the production only brings it from a 10 to an 11. Scharliina not only wrote this song, but she produced it herself too. Yes, her voice is incredible. However, I want to focus my attention on the production she worked so hard to perfect. And perfect it, she did. You may have caught onto the silent cries carefully placed in the background toward the end of the song. It was painful to listen to, but I can only imagine how painful it was to record. I think Scharliina is a genius for making this move, and it only leaves me with a deeper respect for her and her art.

Scharliina is a 24-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer from Finland. She began releasing music in 2021, with her debut single, “Running.” Since then, she has gone on to release a handful of other singles, many dealing with difficult topics surrounding trauma. Scharliina is also an actress and model! Fans may recognize her from her most recent role in The Abyss. And to only add to her list of accomplishments, Scharliina is also the founder of a non-profit called the “Little Girl Project”. It’s an organization that aims to tackle the issue of child sexual abuse, and is only one more thing that fills me with deep respect for her and her music. “Beauty and the Beast” is a song that I’ll be reflecting on for a while. If you or someone you love is suffering from domestic violence, you can call the national hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233).

Written By Isabel Mays



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