Review: "Hours" - Rebecca McBride
“Adulting” is complicated. If you’ve never heard this term before, it encompasses all the tasks associated with being a grown-up, such as getting a full-time job. Often we struggle to maintain a work/life balance. We want to excel at our jobs while also living a rich and fulfilling life outside of that. It is hard enough on ourselves, but it becomes even tricker when our loved ones are involved. Rebecca McBride knows this and tells her story in her new single, “Hours.” In this reflective ballad, she sings about how tough it’s proving to be to juggle both a job and a long-term romantic relationship. McBride fears that she does not have enough time for her relationship because of her job and this will cause the once stable bond to crumble. I believe that love conquers all and it is worth fighting for.
One thing I enjoyed about this song was the story of the lyrics. In the first verse, McBride talks about getting home from work and being exhausted. The second verse is a look into the future, for it talks about “unopened chapters.” If the relationship can survive this one rough patch, they will be happy. In the bridge, the story is back to the present as McBride says “tell me if you feel like we’re on the back burner.” As for the chorus, I think it pulls all of these instances together when it begs the question, “would you still feel the same as you do if I can’t spend all of my hours with you?” We don’t know anything about the resolution, but I hope this story has a happy ending.
Rebecca McBride is a U.S based singer/songwriter from Delaware. Her love for music blossomed from a young age, as she started playing violin at age two. Later, she studied Songwriting and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. She then began writing songs with other artists. Her work has been featured in popular shows, such as “Love is Blind” and “Selling Sunset.” Released on her 25th birthday, “Hours” is McBride’s debut single. It was a great way to begin her journey as a solo artist, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Follow all of her socials down below to stay up-to-date on new music and upcoming L.A tour dates!
Written By Kelli Dixon
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