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Review: "Hard Pill To Swallow" - Emilia Tarrant


Emilia Tarrant just released her strongest single to date, "Hard Pill To Swallow." The cinematic-sounding pop anthem dives deep into the experiences with rejection and uncertainty. She wears her heart on her sleeve as she tackles her own encounters, expressing her experiences with feeling lonely, like an outsider, and scared to grow up. As time goes on, we often lose people in our lives. Our relationships change. We feel abandoned, alone, or uncertain about where we stand. Tarrant beautifully captures this universal experience in her recent track, a song that everyone should give a listen to.



In Tarrant's latest release, the title stems from the refrain lyric, "Rejection is a hard pill to swallow." Here, she opens up about her experiences with loneliness and rejection and how difficult those moments in our life can be; it can be hard to accept when you feel rejected by others. She gets candid with lines like, "Daily, I get ghosted / And I don't know why," "Scared of feeling old / Still feeling as alone," and "Friends for life would be the promise / Isn't it ironic 'cause none of them lasted." These fears are all associated with coming-of-age and coming into yourself. The song captures this experience between a piano-laden production and bright vocals. "Hard Pill To Swallow" was released alongside an emotional, monochromatic music video directed by collaborator, Tom Knibbs.


Emilia Tarrant is a UK-based singer-songwriter that blends vulnerable lyrics, bright vocals, and infectious hooks together to create contemporary pop music. She debuted into the music in 2019, but has already worked with top songwriters and gained over three million streams of her music across streaming platforms. "Hard Pill To Swallow" comes as one of the first singles for her upcoming debut album expected in 2024. If you enjoyed this track, make sure to keep up with all the latest information surrounding Tarrant and her music by following her on the social media platforms linked down below.


Written By Sydney Gray



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