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Review: "Care About Me" - JESSIA



JESSIA stuns listeners with her heart wrenching new single, “Care About Me”. After teasing the song on her socials, the singer finally blessed her followers with the full version. The highly anticipated ballad explores a toxic one-sided relationship. JESSIA finds herself giving her all to her partner, while they give her nothing in return. Through her poignant lyrics, she expresses the devastation and defeat she feels. She instantly illustrates this with the first verse as her compelling voice sings the lines: “Why am I still protecting you”?// Why am I still saying that you mean well?// When you don’t notice if I’m in the room// Yeah, I will always choose you over myself.” Immediately, JESSIA captures her audience’s attention with the insightful lyrics as they are transported into the melancholic soundscape. Throughout the song, she uses poetic lyricism to express the intensity and severity of the situation. She continues to put her partner above herself, despite knowing that they “don’t even care” about her. While each line of the song blows my mind, she completely shatters my expectations with the singular line of the bridge: “I’m so sorry to myself for justifying a narcissistic hell for putting up with the minimum. I’m so sorry.” This parallels the line in the chorus: “Rip my heart from my chest, and I’ll still apologize for making a mess.” JESSIA is used to begging her partner for forgiveness in an attempt to hold on to them, even when she has done nothing wrong. But in the bridge, she flips the script by issuing an apology to herself for putting up with it. This signifies a critical switch in the narrative, showcasing her escape as she breaks into the powerful final verse. With “Care About Me”, JESSIA highlights her own experiences while effortlessly resonating with millions of listeners.




“Care About You” immediately catches the listener’s attention with the ethereal soundscape and mesmerizing vocals. The song begins with JESSIA’s stunning voice singing the hook, “Cause you don’t even care about me,” paired with synth effects that emulate an empty hallway. This transitions quickly into the verse, where the synth effects drop and the piano picks up. While the notes vary, they mainly hold out to allow focus on the vulnerable lyrics. When the pre-chorus hits, JESSIA utilizes staccato notes that showcase her incredible vocal control. This leads into the chorus where an acoustic guitar is introduced while the piano becomes more prominent. Rather than a drum or synth, JESSIA uses the guitar and piano to create the beat, enhancing the otherworldly atmosphere. The second verse mirrors the first while the piano maintains its heavy prevalence. The second pre-chorus contains the only synth beat of the song, before bursting into the second chorus that matches the original. To emphasize the emotional climax, the bridge contains only JESSIA’s powerful voice and the guitar, before exploding into the final chorus. Background vocals are added that showcase the singer’s remarkable range and control. JESSIA has such an impressive talent, from her poetic songwriting to her powerful vocals, making her a star to watch because it is only a matter of time before she is playing on every radio station and performing at every festival.

 

JESSIA is an independent singer-songwriter from Vancouver. She made her debut in 2020 with her single, “Tell Me”. The following year she blew up with her viral single, “I’m not Pretty”, which garnered over a hundred thousand streams on Spotify alone. The success of this single caught the attention of Grammy-nominated artist, Bebe Rexha, who was then featured on the track’s remix. Furthermore, JESSIA's debut EP, How Are You?, was supported by iconic industry tastemakers such as iHeart, SiriusXM, and Billboard. The singer has also toured with OneRepublic, Maroon 5, and Dean Lewis. With only four years since her debut, JESSIA has earned over 375 million total global streams across all platforms, nearly 330K followers on Instagram, and over 1.5 million followers on TikTok. JESSIA shows no signs of slowing down so check out her social media for updates and new releases!


Written By Karlee Skipper



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