Review: "Didn't Love Me" - Eliza Harrison Smith
Love is so scary. Especially at the beginning of a relationship, it can be hard to tell if you're right for each other. What's an even worse feeling is when you find yourself falling in love with the person, but unfortunately they just didn't fall in love with you back. It's not that there's anything wrong with you, or that there's anything wrong with them. They never cheated, they didn't ever fight with you; they just simply didn't get strong feelings for you like you did for them. Obviously a scenario like this really hurts, but you can't blame them because it was never mean-spirited in nature. You're a good person, but you're just not the right person for them. Sometimes it really is just that simple; and that's what "Didn't Love Me" by Eliza Harrison Smith is about.
"Didn't Love Me" has an indie pop feel to it's soundscape with just a tad bit of a country/folk influence in the rhythm and guitar - reminiscent of Taylor Swift's Fearless and Speak Now Eras. The mood of the instrumentation is neither negative nor positive which matches the theme of this song well. There's just a tad bit of sadness behind Eliza's incredibly beautiful voice, which is understandable. The vibe is light and simple, yet incredibly stunning and catchy, creating the perfect soft pop hit. Quiet harmonies add a cathartic push to the emotion of the song. The mixture of the relatable and "roll off the tongue" lyrics with the infectious nature of the music will make this song easily get stuck in your head. It's one of those songs you'll be singing out loud to yourself without even noticing and be putting on repeat when you need some personal music time.
Eliza Harrison Smith is an indie-pop artist originally from around Washington D.C. but is now based in Nashville, Tennessee. She was inspired to begin writing songs and playing guitar after she saw Taylor Swift in concert at the age of, can you believe it, 13! Eliza's love for writing ended her up in Scotland for 4 years where she studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. In 2019 is when she moved to Nashville to primarily write songs for other artists, including Koli Kohler and Kendall Bowser. She's been recognized by Nashville's International Songwriter Association as "One To Watch". As a solo artist, she released an EP of demos in 2021 which inspired her to step out into the limelight as a singer/songwriter herself. Since then she's released 3 singles, including 'Didn't Love Me' which is her first song of 2023 with a plan to release several more throughout the year.
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole