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  • Giavanna Gradaille

Review: "Let Me Talk" - Jacob Frohde

Getting into a relationship is hard; but staying in a relationship is arguably harder. Sometimes we get so caught up in the fact that we’ve done the impossible and landed ourselves in a relationship, that we forget to nurture the relationship itself. In order to know how to nurture a relationship, the partners involved need to communicate their desires and needs. As easy as this sounds, communicating your emotional needs and hearing out your partner’s can be difficult to perform. Jacob Frohde’s “Let Me Talk” explicitly demonstrates how difficult this can be when young and in love.

“Let Me Talk” is a soulful plea to communicate within a straining relationship. The single begins with a soft piano melody that sets a serious mood. In the opening verse, listeners hear two separate admissions from the artist. The first eludes to how young couples forget to work on the connection at hand once they’ve found themselves within a committed relationship. While the second admission describes how the physical distance the relationship experienced was worsen by the fact that they were unreachable. It paints a vivid picture of how careless in love we tend to be when we’re young – even forgetting to do the smallest of gestures just to remind our partner how much we adore them. Frohde recognizes just how this carelessness has taken its toll and vocalizes a moving plea to communicate in the chorus with the hopes of restoring the connection. But his rising vibrato in the second verse where he professes: “So if you wanna make it work, I'll put in the work / So say where you hide the dirt, and I'll mend the hurt / I don't care where you have been, who have touched your skin / If you let me in”, is the appeal that’s bound to make their partner hear them out, and melt listeners' hearts. This all builds to a grand finale of incredible instrumental arrangements while Frohde gives us a gospel-like experience with his remarkable vocal delivery. “Let Me Talk” is a simple reminder that relationships require continual effort throughout; and an essential part of that effort lies in communicating feelings grounded in both bliss and discontent.

Jacob Frohde is a Sweden-based singer, songwriter, and musician. The artist is a self-taught pianist and has been playing the guitar since the age of eight. An impressive feat considering how difficult chordophones can be. Frohde’s been releasing music since 2019; his debut single “Cigarettes for Minors” was released in December of 2019 and has amassed over a million streams. Frohde’s discography envelopes listeners in emotional ballads and catchy confessionals, leaving them eager for more. If you’ve enjoyed the artist’s appeal to communicate in relationships as much as I have, show them some virtual love in the form of streams, likes, and follows.

Written by Giavanna Gradaille



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