• Fatimah Bouri

Review: "Pathetic " - Francesca Guerra



Sour relationships have the ability to warp an individual's perception of how relationships ought to be; they can leave an individual feeling vulnerable and often dependent on their indifferent or emotionally unavailable significant other. Coming from an eclectic perspective on love and tough relationships, Francesca Guerra's "Pathetic" sheds an introspective light on what it means to be hopeless for someone even if it is detrimental to your well-being.


Listeners are graced with acapella harmonies at the beginning of the beautifully sentimental ballad, reminiscent of artists such as Ariana Grande. For the majority of the track, the instrumentation is feathery and dulcet guided by a soft piano. From the mellow, delicate verses and pre-chorus, there is a build-up to the chorus that introduces subtle strings and lifts the song into an ethereal, celestial feeling. In terms of lyricism, Guerra sentimentally shares how her significant other is "running in my blood like a drug in my system" which perhaps implies that this person is someone toxic that she has the misfortune of returning to. Through her sultry vocals, she expresses "feeling so heavy, feeling pathetic for you," while trying to break free of the cycle and wanting a new beginning.


Italian singer-songwriter Francesca Guerra began her musical wanderlust in Rome before relocating to the United Kingdom where she completed a degree in Vocals at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. Since 2021, she has begun to release independent music, delving into genres such as Italian pop and British pop. She has released two other singles alongside "Pathetic": "100 per 100" and "Summer" and uploads song covers to her YouTube channel.



Written By Fatimah Bouri


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