Review: "gentle" - Lexi Jayde
Lexi Jayde is back again with another absolute pop hit! “gentle” is a seemingly straightforward song about telling a partner your past trauma and mistakes and letting them know you don’t want the same pain to happen to you again. This song is a reminder that you can’t just ignore someone’s past, you have to take into consideration what kind of things might have happened to this person and be careful and gentle with them. Jumping straight into a relationship should be ill-advised without setting this strong foundation and understanding first. While being considerate seems simple, it does not always come easy and in day to day life, it’s important to remember how to act toward one another.
“gentle” relies heavily on an acoustic guitar for melodic support to the vocals. The structure of the song is very much in that of storytelling. Each line and verse are building the plot to this story and along with it the instrumentation. I really enjoyed the calmer parts in the beginning of the song, yet equally found the chorus to be powerful and free. The use of those strong drum set hits at the chorus; really make you feel something. My favorite lyrics were “if I pull away from you don’t take it personal”. I could really relate to what was happening in the song here. Feeling scared to repeat mistakes with someone and not being sure if you were ready, and at the same time worrying that if you pull away, you’ll lose someone new.
Lexi Jayde is an incredible pop icon is an LA based artist having found massive success in music since her first single in 2020. Already within the 2 years she has been making music, she has accomplished so much, including: amassing 2 million followers across social media platforms finishing a tour with Adam Melchor, landing her first cut as a songwriter with “Frankenstein” by Claire Rosinkranz, and being featured on the single “On Repeat” with Goody Grace and Cigarettes After Sex. Jayde draws inspiration and influence from artists like Clario, Tame Impala, and Lennon Stella. Her music continues to be a voice that discusses youth and adulthood and the struggles that come with it. So much more is in store for Lexi Jayde, make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Written By Emily Hancock
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