Healing from a breakup is a really rocky road to walk on. Keeping a busy lifestyle and creating distractions are coping mechanisms that many turn to; but just when you think you're fine and you're over it, you're not. At the end of the day when there are no more distractions, just you and the darkness, you find yourself lying awake and all you can think about is how much you miss them. It's hard to move on if you don't allow yourself to experience and process the feelings of a breakup. "See Through" by Kayla Oh is about convincing yourself you're over someone, but realizing that you've been holding all your hurt and sadness inside until it just all spills out onto the floor.
"See Through" is a very delicate, folk-pop song that has a very classic rawness to it. Written about a relationship Kayla ended before she had to leave for college, "See Through" was an outlet for a rush of unexpected emotions that she needed to express. Kayla has a voice that is soft but strong, and poetic lyricism that really hits you in the soul. It's a beautifully tragic soundscape that will leave you in a state of catharsis. The main point of the story is about pretending (or trying to convince yourself) that you don't love someone anymore, but it's a little too obvious that you're not okay. "What's a cover if it's see through?" is how the chorus is concluded. I'd have to say the bridge is the part of the song that got me the most. The emotion behind both the music and lyrics are just breath-taking; especially the line, "for the first time I want to be alone / but you haunt me still, you creek in my bones".
Kayla Oh is a 19-year-old, up-and-coming indie singer/songwriter who is currently studying contemporary voice and New York University in New York City. Independently kickstarting her music career this year, "See Through" is her official debut single as an artist. Inspired by iconic folk and rock artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks, Kayla has created a sound that takes the classic folk rock vibe and gives it a little bit of modern pop pizzazz. Her songwriting style is very personal and she strives to create songs that other teenage girls can relate to. This is just the beginning for Kayla, and I can't wait to hear what she has in store for us next. Make sure to follow her below to keep up with her journey!
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole
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