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  • Emily Hancock

Review: "Jealousy Shows" - Geneva May

Geneva May’s latest single is about a feeling we can all relate to far too well– jealousy. “Jealousy Shows” is about when we start to feel insecure about ourselves in the presence of people we admire or think of better than ourselves. So often, we look at someone else we know and think about how much better they are than us. Maybe we think that they’re better because they have more money, are taller than us, prettier than us. Whatever the reason, we begin have pangs of jealousy that we don’t have what they have. May’s song is a reminder that while we may feel this way, we have to remember that we don’t know what someone else is going through and we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others. We are perfect just the way we are and we don’t need to try to be someone else just because of jealousy.

Listen to "Jealousy Shows" here:

“Jealousy Shows” is a relaxed and chill song that uses guitar, drum set, and vocals as the main elements for the tune. With more simple melodic lines for the instruments, the vocals are really free to do what they want and create new rhythms. May has a unique sound to her voice that is very recognizable from anywhere. I think the best part of this song is how the message is told through a story. May describes all the instances when she runs into this person and feels jealousy towards them. “I think I’m pretty cool when she’s not around/ but when she is around/ I let myself put myself down.” I think these lyrics put it best by saying how it’s so easy to feel okay and then suddenly feel sour about a person when you see them. Sometimes jealousy is so easy to fall into. It may not even be intentional, but we slip right into telling ourselves that the other person is better than us. The relatability of the lyrics really pull you in and let you reflect on your own feelings. I think this is a great reminder to just remember that you’re beautiful and perfect the way you are and you don’t have to have what someone else does to feel worth.

While fairly new to the music scene, Geneva May has begun to make a name for herself. The 24 year old is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the San Francisco Bay Area. May currently has one other single released and is excited to continue sharing her music with the world. May’s honesty in her writing makes for relatable and catchy tunes about more difficult topics like insecurities and self-doubt. May isn’t afraid to tell the truth and sing about what’s important. This rising star is one to look out for in the coming months, you won’t want to miss out on anything from Geneva May!

Written By Emily Hancock



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