top of page
  • Sydney Gray

Review: "It Is What It Is" - Paula Urbana

Coming as the third track off Paula Urbana's EP Post Humanity, "It Is What It Is" is an alternative-pop track that chronicles a journey towards acceptance -- coming to terms with the reality of a situation. The moody pop track follows Urbana as she reflects on a relationship with someone that she realizes did not appreciate the goodness that she has given them. While she was trusting and loving, she considers how things would change if she became colder and more distant. Between a dark pop production and rich vocals, Paula Urbana weaves a story about coming to terms with herself and her situation.

"It Is What It Is" begins with Urbana singing, "My mother said that I shouldn't trust / But I always gave you a million chances to measure up." This opens us up to Urbana's willingness to break down her boundaries and be patient with a person that she loved, even when they couldn't meet her expectations. As the track continues, she untangles her emotions and recognizes that she cannot change who she is. In the moody, infectious chorus, she ponders how things would change if she played harder to get with lines "If I were bad / Would you be the type to call me back / Try to get me to commit to this" before she concludes "I guess it is what it is." She can only be herself, and she can only love the way she does. This journey of self-discovery and acceptance can be inspiring to anyone that is in a similar situation to Urbana here.

Alt-pop singer-songwriter Paula Urbana released her first track "Don't F With My Heart" in 2019. Since then, she has been developing her debut EP Post Humanity and amassing over 3,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. "It Is What It Is" is the third track released from her EP, following the titular track "Post Humanity" and "You Told Me So" that came out last year. Paula Urbana's strong storytelling lyricism and emotive vocals has cemented her as an artist to watch in the alt-pop scene. If you enjoyed this song, make sure to check out the rest of her discography and keep up with her next releases by following the links below.

Written By Sydney Gray



bottom of page