Review: "blood" - LEEPA
Combining pop-rock guitar lines with relatable heartbreak lyrics, “blood” becomes the ultimate breakup anthem. LEEPA’s latest single is about being in a toxic relationship and not being able to cut the person off even though you know they’re bad for you. This pop hit goes into the feelings of being defeated and not knowing what to do because this person is such a significant part of your life, but they keep hurting you. “Why am I not enough? / Why could I not call your bluff?” We begin to doubt ourselves and our self-worth when we’re left in situations like this. LEEPA reminds us that no matter how hard it is, we have to let that person go.
“blood” relies heavily on strong guitar and drum set lines to create a bass for the song. Along with this, many of the synthetics used follow alternative rock patterns similar to the 90s music style. LEEPA creates an almost nostalgic feeling through her sound– you may find yourself remembering artists like Avril Lavigne when giving this tune a listen. My favorite lyrics were “I don’t know how to be loved/ Because of you, I don’t know how to trust.” These lines perfectly sum up how when you’re in a co-dependent relationship, you lose a lot of yourself– specifically the ability to be alone and know what it’s like to be cared for. These lyrics are a reminder that this is not okay to experience, and you need to heal on your own away from the toxic environment.
LEEPA is a rising singer and songwriter from Germany where she found much success after her first viral hit. This sent her straight to performing on big stages like Climate Live and Fridays for Future. Following her single “I’m sorry, are you”, she was nominated for the “New Music Award”, where she won 2nd place. If you like artists like Madison Beer and Millie Turner, you’ll love LEEPA. Be sure not to miss anything from this up-and-coming superstar!
Written By Emily Hancock