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  • Karlee Skipper

Review: "Obsessed" - Felicia Lu

Felicia Lu’s latest release is a clever track about one of modern society’s greatest addictions—Social Media. “Obsessed” is about how unlimited access to smart phones and social media has created an epidemic of digital zombies. The track is composed of witty lyrics that highlight Lu’s genius songwriting and exposes the dangers of social media. She immediately dives into the toxicity of the online world in the first lines of the song as she sings, “Yeah, I’ve been staring at my reflection// I feel like I’ve lost my perception// Can’t let it go, got blurred self-deception.” These lyrics are crucial examples of the damage social media can cause. Due to Photoshop, Facetune, and filters, the line between reality and fiction is distorted. To an outsider, someone’s life may seem perfect and they may appear to have the perfect body. But the truth of the matter is, social media hides the flaws and nothing is as it seems. Lu admits that she is not the exception to this phenomenon, and that she struggles with these problems as well. “Obsessed” is an outstanding track that brings to light the dark side of the online world, while remaining true to Lu’s impeccable musical style.

Felicia Lu takes blues and dark pop and combines them to create the infectious track. “Obsessed” immediately becomes a fan favorite after only a few seconds in to the song. Lu’s powerful vocals kickstarts the song, paired with the bass and the catchy beat. As the song progresses, synth sound effects are added, creating a unique production that further boosts the creative element. Lu’s incredible vocal range takes the spotlight on this track, showing off her high notes and lower register. Every detail that Lu placed into this song emphasizes her innate ability to mesmerize listeners and keep them wanting more. “Obsessed” is another perfect piece of Lu’s musical portfolio, proving that she is destined for stardom.

Felicia Lu is an indie-pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Germany, currently based in Vienna, Austria. In 2014, she made it to the finals of the RTL Talentshow, “Rising Star”. Then in 2017, she was a contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest. She returned to the world-famous contest in 2022 with her song “Anxiety” and placed fourth for Germany. “Anxiety” has over 1.5 million streams on Spotify, and Lu has a total of over 10 million streams for her entire discography on the platform. She has 2 extended play albums and several stand-alone singles. Her music is full of relatable lyrics and captivating melodies that draws the attention of listeners.

Written By Karlee Smith



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