Review: "Just A Broken Heart" - Connie Talbot
Broken hearts can be debilitating. They can rip you to shreds and leave you reeling in your bed, surrounded by tear stained pillows and an empty ice cream carton that was full before you took your anger out on it with a spoon. Connie Talbot’s new release, however, has a different view on this matter. Bringing her dark tone and swirling soundscapes, she accepts that broken hearts are beyond painful, but nothing that she can’t get through. Yes it is tough, but her heart still beats, and now her purpose has become to keep it that way. Her lyrics are honest and raw about how horrible the situation is, but she keeps her head afloat and thanks her heart for keeping her alive.
Her chorus cuts right to the chase. Talbot sings “I may have a broken heart / But it still works day and night”. She acknowledges her pain, but also that hearts are not made only to love. They are made to support the person they inhabit, and turn the love they once expressed for their other half into love for themself. Now her heart can just focus on her. She continues this idea through the next lyric as well: “Beating in the dark / Just for me, myself and I”. In the second verse, she sings “Taking time, taking time for healing / Now I know, now I know I'm breathing”. This is a similar idea and is striking because she has found something to be thankful about in this situation. At least she’s alive, right? In my opinion, the most hard hitting line is the last of the chorus, and where the title comes from. Talbot sings “I can get it fixed sometime / It's just a broken heart, I'm fine”. She acknowledges that at some point, she will be good as new. Yes it is upsetting, but she knows she will get through it.
Connie Talbot took the world by storm in 2007 when she was runner-up of the television series Britain’s Got Talent when she performed “Over the Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz at only 6 years old. She released an album, also at age, 6 which garnered gold status in the UK and incredibly platinum in south east Asia. She is the youngest artist to achieve this accolade, and it is clear that since then she has grown as an artist and performer. She is now 22 years old, and has almost 550k monthly streamers on Spotify. These listeners clearly love her work and how much she has matured through it. Make sure to follow along the social medias below to stay tuned for more music.
Written By Tessa Maddaloni
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