Review: "Someone's Someone" - Ainsley Costello
It feels great to love and be loved. You always have someone to laugh and cry with. You feel that you become a better person just by being together. Even so, there is a level of freedom in being single that goes away when getting into a relationship. Also, you can become so focused on pleasing the other person that you can lose yourself. In her song, “Someone’s Someone,” Ainsley Costello looks back on different points on her relationship timeline. Ultimately, she comes to the conclusion of “there’s more to life than being someone’s someone.”
I enjoyed the instrumentation of this song. The electric guitar gave it an early 2000’s sound. It sounds as if it could be in a movie like Mean Girls. The instrumentation also added a bright and happy sound to a time a great reflection. The topic of the song is mostly negative. Costello is discovering that being in a relationship is not all it’s cracked up to be. With the music being so upbeat, I almost forgot that she’s supposed to be sad. Finally, the structure of the verses gave the track a storytelling quality. In the first verse, Costello sings about being in a relationship. In contrast, she sings about being single in the second verse. Even though Costello does not mention it, it is safe to say that there was an unfortunate breakup between the two verses.
Ainsley Costello discovered her love for music at a young age. When she was only 14, she became one of Breedlove Guitars’ youngest endorsed musicians. Later, when Costello was 15, she released her debut album called You Know Who I Am. If you want to hear more of her, I recommend a song off of that album called “Self-Conscious.” It is about the all too relatable topic of embarrassing yourself in front of a crush.
Written By Kelli Dixon
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