- Kaiana Lee
Review: "Crybaby" - Mia Mormino
What are you going to do? Cry about it? Yes, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. The industry is the wild west at times, highly competitive and downright unfair. No matter how hard you work, it seems like you'll never get the recognition you deserve. That pain can eat you alive. Don’t let it. It’s good to let out those emotions and even throw yourself the biggest pity party anyone has ever seen; And what party doesn’t have music? Crybaby by Mia Mormino is the pity party anthem of the year. Mia fully embraces the anger and tears of feeling unrecognized and unloads them into this unapologetic dance-pop phenomenon. Throwing a pity party is warranted when all you see is shitty people winning. Just like the rest of us, Mia is tired of it and Crybaby is the product of her tantrum.
This girl is authentic. Her songs touch certain parts of you that many artists can’t. The classic fight song anthem isn’t her speed, though sometimes we need a banger to get us on our feet Crybaby flips the script and lets you know bad bitches cry too. The track is like a peep into Mia’s diary. Whining about what you want is usually kept behind closed doors but Mia takes the door off its hinges. The lyrics are only a fraction of what makes this track so outstanding. The instrumental has a startling and alluring blend of organic and electronic beats that capture the ear. The first chorus is explosive; it punches through the mellow heartbeat of the drums that back the first verse and pre-chorus and intensely shocks the system. From there you are primed for the hard-hitting rhythms Mia presents in the following verses. The production is clean and crisp, bringing forth the club beats that no one can sit still to. The breakdown at the end of the song will have you in a chokehold. Until this point, the strings are used as a barrier between verse and chorus. The last 36 seconds of the song bring these elements together in a unique and enchanting way. It’s emotional and danceable.
Mia Mormino is an L.A. Native who wears her heart on her sleeve. Mia has worked hard to get to the place she is today and uses all the emotions from her journey to write relatable and unapologetic bangers. Her music is never confined to one genre, she is constantly playing with and even bending the rules of what genre is. Crybaby is just one of the instances where Mia pours her soul into her work and comes out with gold. Ironically, this song is about her frustrations with being underappreciated but this track is getting her just what she craves. Crybaby is a certified banger and It’s getting a lot of attention. Mia is slowly but surely getting the recognition she deserves and it won’t be long before she is a household name.
Written By Kaiana Lee