Review: "Overthinking" - Natalie Barth
Natalie Barth releases her most vulnerable track yet, “Overthinking.” Natalie uses this song to bravely disclose her battle with depression. In life, we all have our demons. Some demons are louder than others and drown out all the good noise in our heads. Overthinking is inevitable, but it can also be crippling against your will. Some people's minds never stop racing, and they can’t even fathom a world of stillness or silence. Overthinking can be debilitating. You want to have fun with your friends, or be yourself on a first date, but you can’t get out of your own way and your own head. Regret of the past and fears for the future go hand in hand with overthinking. The word “overthinking” can have a negative connotation, but it’s not always bad to be cautious with who you trust and big life decisions. It’s okay to think deeply and often about yourself and the world around you, but you also have to give yourself a little grace, and live in the moment. We all have contrition about past lovers who got away. We all have trepidation about what path we’re on for the future. We all magnify and undervalue the person we see in the mirror. Although it can be the loneliest feeling, no one is ever alone in overthinking.
Natalie Barth strives to be honest in her music. She aims to create a safe space in her melodies that can help someone else who has gone through something similar. “Overthinking” has an underline hopeful backtrack that allows her sorrowful lyrics to shine. There is a heavy-hearted, melancholy energy throughout the track that plays like a movie in your mind. Her lyrics are all too relatable as if she took a page from our souls’ inner diary. Natalie exposed her demons in hopes of healing ours. This is her must raw and painfully honest track yet as she details her mental health struggles, and we are so grateful she allowed us into her heart and mind.
Natalie Barth is an indie-pop singer/songwriter from North Carolina. She is a self-proclaimed “enigma” who isn’t sure how to define herself. The 21-year-old drinks coffee way too late at night, focuses on the past instead of living in the present, and is incredibly indecisive. She likes writing songs about the worst parts of life - it’s her way of problem-solving. While she’s been writing music for years, she has only recently gained the confidence to share her music and message with the world. Inspired by artists like Lorde and Lennon Stella, she has a deep passion for creating songs that combine raw emotion and desolate lyrics, accompanied by gentle harmonies backed by a soft, indie-pop atmosphere. Natalie Barth is using her craft to make a difference, and let her listeners know they are never alone. Her music is going to make a difference in this world, and we can’t wait to see her light continue to shine!
Written By Grace Chapman
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