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  • Melina Darlas

Review: "Is It Even Real?" - Ellie D.

"Is It Even Real" is a heartfelt piece about what it feels like to be a side character in your lover's life. Ellie sings about her lover "not even crying when we fight" and how they "never posted pictures of me." She reveals how hurt she feels that they are not making her feel as if she is a person of importance in their life. She then goes on to sing about how they even go to the extent of not wanting her around their friends. If they are going to such lengths to even keep their relationship separate from the other people in their life, then are they even that into the relationship? This is the overall question about the song, questioning if the other person even wants to continue keeping the relationship alive. This piece touches on topics such as broken relationships, and even finding your self-worth in recognizing when you are being treated in a way that you don't deserve.

The melody is consistently soft throughout the piece, allowing for the beat and vocals to have the spotlight. This seems to be a theme in most powerful pieces; allowing the beat and singer to be heard the most. The melody provides a soft contrast to balance out the power of the beat, and Ellie's vocals are a good merge of these two aspects. Ellie's voice is soft, but listeners are still able to hear the power that her voice holds. Each aspect of this song can be heard equally as well, but each aspect has a different tone to it. This is what makes the piece so unique and versatile. Ellie is known for her vulnerability in her songs, and she continues to hold that saying true in this piece just as much as in her others. This song touches on the topic of feeling invisible in your own relationship and giving the other person the ultimatum of treating you better or just heading out the door. Overall it is a wonderful piece about self-respect and knowing when you're in a situation that you deserve to be treated better in.

Ellie D. is a native LA singer and actress known for her LA-style songs: pieces with chill melodies and some vulnerable lyrics. She has been performing since she was five years old and her passion for music has only grown. She recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.F.A acting degree, and then moved back to Los Angeles. Ellie likes to spend time with her family and pets in her free time. One of her greatest successes in music would have to be her collaboration with Rando of "Passionfruit" by Drake, which amassed almost two million streams on Spotify. Ellie has continuously released music and has even been featured on Spotify's Fresh Finds playlist.

Written By Melina Darlas



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