Review: "Dark Side" - Tabitha Meeks
We all still have a lot to learn in this world. We’re constantly trying to better ourselves each day and find our purpose in life because that’s what we’re meant to do. I always look forward to new days and learning new things about myself that I didn’t know already but that sometimes can get overwhelming, and I can start to stress. It's normal to feel this way because that's how we were built. Tabitha Meeks’ single, “Dark Side” is about finding and accepting yourself for who you are regardless of the bad sides because we all have them. Learning to love and appreciate yourself is the best you can do because who will if you don’t? We’re only human, and we all have our flaws and insecurities to worry about; we just have to accept them.
Meeks starts her song, “Dark Side” with a breath-like air fade into a gentle piano melody. The chamber and dreamy pop soundscape tie in together with the energy of her soulful voice. Her vocals are raw and heavily filled with emotion that captivates with the hard-hitting lyrics. Her tone is consistent and calm which enhances the eerie atmosphere of this track. After the chorus, there are additional adlibs to create a haunting vocal harmony; the instrumentation has a harmonize of whispers and echoes that darkens the mood which will give you goosebumps. The tempo picks up after the lines, “I’m finding myself on the dark side” which emphasizes the message of figuring out who you are and coming to terms with it. The percussion based-beat tempo fastens with the haunting vocal harmonies and her constant singing of, “On the dark side” further enhances the haunting experience.
Tabitha Meeks is a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter based in Nashville. She came to the city almost three years ago to pursue being an artist. She was trained in classical and jazz piano with her songwriting being a combination of her love for folk and the genres she studied on keys. Her music is often compared to Norah Jones, Randy Newman, and Ingrid Michaelson. She has performed with artists Wayne Burgeron, Charles Kelley of Lady A, Lucie Silvas and a bunch more. Her single, “Dark Side” was featured on Netflix’s Love is Blind Season 4, Episode 8; she wrote this song with LA producer, Viv Parker making it her first sync placement. She released five singles last year which are also great songs that you can relate to or vibe with! Make sure to check out Tabitha Meeks!
Written By Lyndsey Cheng
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