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  • Tessa Maddaloni

Review: "Talking To Your Sunflowers" - Bea Stewart

Getting to the point in your life where you are old enough to move out of your childhood home can be terrifying. Paying your own rent, buying your own groceries, and working every second is a hard combination to put on top of leaving the place you have always known. People tend to think of themselves in this situation, and then overlook how scary it is for the people you leave behind too. Bea Stewart’s latest single “Talking To Your Sunflowers” is an ode to her parents, specifically her dad, who has been struggling with the ‘empty nester’ lifestyle almost as much as she has. The song is a mix of life lessons he has taught her and how badly she needs to remind herself of these things now that he is not there to tell her himself, and Stewart picturing what he is up to and how he is doing on his own. The song is ballad-esque, with Stewart’s emotional voice paired perfectly with simple background melodies.

Something she has had to come to terms with is the drastic change in the amount of time she has gotten to spend with her dad, and how she wishes she could hear more of his words. In the first verse, she sings, “But lately everything’s been sad / and your advice it doesn’t come as fast”. Obviously she knew how important their time together was, but because of the distance she is really feeling his lack of support. The saddest line, in my opinion, is the beginning of the chorus when she sings the connection to the title of the song: “and I heard you’ve been talking to your sunflowers cause you miss me / and though you wanna call you only do it once in every fifty times”. Her dad is so used to having a loud ouse with her and her brothers home, that he has turned to gardening and talking to his plants to make up for the sudden silence. The second line also hit me hard, because no matter how often my family calls me and it feels like nagging, I know deep down they want to call infinitely more than they actually are able to.

Bea Stewart is a singer-songwriter born and raise outside of Belfast, Ireland. Her music is raw and real, and has elements of Irish folk music that connects her to her childhood. She has over 5,000 monthly Spotify listeners and has recently announced an EP to be released on April 12th titled “Sorry I’m So Sensitive” and a tour around the UK with four separate dates to celebrate and promote this drop. She has been featured on BBC Radio 1, and other UK stations, and has sold out shows in London and her home of Belfast. Make sure to follow the social medias below to stay tuned for more music from Stewart.

Written By Tessa Maddaloni



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