Sometimes, negative experiences can be valuable opportunities for self-discovery, allowing us to find the positive aspects and learn from them. This is true for Skyler Day, who experienced a relationship where she consistently felt invalidated, diminished, and undervalued. In her latest single, “The Best Worst Thing,” she gets candid about her past relationship with a narcissist, sharing the range of emotions - from darkness and vulnerability to embarrassment. After reflecting on her past with this person, we see her coming to the realization that although she did go through a tough time, there were also some positive outcomes. Learning this has helped her in the healing process, which then helped her move forward and embrace a new and healthy relationship - one where she is heard, validated, and loved. In this song, Skyler shares the transformative power of acknowledging the good that can come from a difficult time, helping her grow and evolve.
The song portrays a contrast between the narcissistic behavior of her ex and the positive lessons she learned from her time with them, leading to a stronger sense of self-worth. She starts the song by listing the cons of the relationship, such as disrespectful behavior: “I hate how you’d speak to my brother”, and “I hate that when I’d share my feelings you’d play them like a chess game. And I’d hold my tongue cause with you there was no winning.” Then at the end of the song, she reveals an appreciation for the lesson that emerged from the experience: “I could kick myself for being naive. And hanging on too long. And I could be embarrassed that I let you have those three little words at all. But now I, oh I know what I don’t want” and “I love that you taught me to fight for myself. Now I can't lose to anyone else.” The biggest takeaway was learning to fight for herself, valuing self-respect and knowing what she truly deserves in love. Even though she had some regrets about not ending this relationship sooner, she views it as a valuable learning experience. As Skyler moves forward, she ensures that she won’t repeat similar relationship patterns. She also confidently expresses this growth when mentioning her new partner, who makes her happy and supports her music career: “And I’m happy to report I got myself, I got myself a good one. He’s listening to this song on our bedroom floor.”
Skyler Day is a singer and songwriter from Georgia. She wrote her first song at the age of 10 and learned to play the guitar at 14. “The Best Worst Thing” was already previously released, but now it's been re-released as a new version with a new indie label. She has a few EP’s released, where her second one (Los Angeles) had peaked at number 39 on iTunes in 2017. But when she's not singing, she's acting! Skyler has been on several popular TV shows, such as NBC’s Parenthood and Law & Order: SVU, as well as Pretty Little Liars, Sweet/Vicious, Hawaii Five-O, iZombie, The Resident, and Grey’s Anatomy. Check out “The Best Worst Thing” out now on all streaming platforms!
Written By Sneet Efrem
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