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Review: "IDWTAY" - Dela Kay

“IDWTAY” delves into the complicated emotions behind wanting to move on from a toxic situationship while your feelings still linger on it. There was once a relationship in your life that was undefined, wild yet fleeting. You’ve felt secure in your decision to replace them and continue without thinking of them. Neither of you want to admit that you crave the dynamic you once had no matter how toxic it may have been. There is a thrill in the chase that occasionally pulls them back in. A simple text asking you to come over makes you melt into their arms, only to be burned later when they ghost you yet again. You know you don’t want any part of them yet you find yourself craving the taste yet again. But at the back of your mind, you have the knowledge that they still want you as much as you do.

“IDWTAY” is an energetic pop-punk anthem that is as energetic and powerful as the feelings this relationship brings about. Every line introduces a powerfully prominent vocal that is constant throughout. Dela Kay proudly belts each word in the chorus so the complicated emotions are easily felt. The upbeat aggressive nature of this single are reflected throughout the lyrics as well. Each situation that brings us back into the situationship is laid out against how badly we want to just forget about it all. It is exhilarating yet reflective through the encaptivating lyricism. The punk-reminiscent instrumentation leans into explicit rebellious yet toxic situations occurring. Every punch-kick beat and guitar riff tie every element together into an explosively enjoyable experience.

Dela Kay is a singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. She has always had a passion for creating music that was noticed from an early age. She went to The Chicago College of Performing arts at the Theater Conservatory at Roosevelt University and diligently studied musical theater. Her career took off in 2014 when she collaborated with Grammy winner singer-songwriter Femke Weidema. In 2016, she released her debut single “9 out of 10”. She has since released more singles which has amassed an impressive amount of positive reception and streams on various music streaming platforms. Make sure to follow her on social media and give “IDWTAY” a listen!

Written By Willow Gray



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