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  • Karlee Skipper

Review: "so far it just sucked" - LEEPA

LEEPA’s latest single, “so far it just sucked”, is a high-energy pop-rock track that embodies feelings of anger, frustration, and disappointment. The song tells the story of a relationship that never was for two star-crossed lovers. Due to circumstances outside of their control, and the involvement of other people, the forbidden couple could never ignite the flames. Coming from a vulnerable place, LEEPA uses this song as a release for her pent-up anger and frustration about this relationship she longs for. She has wanted to be with this person for a long time, and something has always gotten in their way. After all these years of hoping their love would finally begin, nothing has ever changed and “so far, it just sucked.” The song title effortlessly summarizes her feelings about the whole situation and the despair that comes with it. She has so much love to give this person, but these feelings will never have their moment to shine. LEEPA used this song as an outlet for her emotions and encourages listeners to release their anger as well.

“so far it just sucked” is a fiery single filled with angsty lyrics and powerful production. Throughout the track, fuzzy distortion on the bass guitar is heavily used, keeping with the trend of modern alternative indie artists. However, LEEPA makes it unique by keeping the electric guitar clean. This is often not found in the modern rock genre, emphasizing LEEPA’s impressive songwriting talent. The vocals perfectly match the energy of the track, proving her ability to captivate audiences and keep them engaged. The song is paired with a music video featuring four of LEEPA’s friends. In the video, the five women are seen destroying TVs and cars with baseball bats. Perfectly symbolizing the frustration LEEPA sings about in the song, each woman is releasing their own personal frustrations—and having a fun time doing it. “so far it just sucked” is a high-energy anthem that leaves audiences wanting more hits from LEEPA.

LEEPA is a pop singer-songwriter from Germany with over 6.5 million streams worldwide. She has already received critical acclaim from several international supporters such as Ones to Watch, NMF Sweden, and VICE. She is the only German to be named “Female Creator to Watch” by YouTube and has been featured on 2022 “Artist to Watch” lists by Pulse Analysis, Bravo, Spot On, and New Music 2022. She performed at Zeiss Planetarium in June 2022 as part of part of Preis für Popkultur’s "Artist To Watch" campaign. On September 25, 2022, she is scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza Festival in Berlin. LEEPA has two EPs and several standalone singles that make up her impressive discography.

Written By Karlee Smith



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