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Review: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" - Felicia Lu

In Felicia Lu’s new single, she takes the classic children’s book about a caterpillar that just cannot stop eating and twists it into a story about her ex-boyfriend. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” shares its name with the innocent kids’ book, but the song is far from it. Just like the caterpillar does with the food he finds, the boy hops from one girl to another. One is just never enough for him, and he moves on to the next before the girl even knows what happened. This is what Felicia’s ex-boyfriend did to her. He left her wondering if she was not good enough, or if he just leaves “whenever it gets rough”. She is more angry than heartbroken, fueled by a vendetta against her ex. In the first verse, she tells her ex that she hopes he finds the love of his life and that she will be the girl of his dreams. In the second verse, Felicia drops the bomb that she hopes all this will lead to his heart being crushed in the end. She paints the picture of a man that breaks hearts without any regard towards the wreckage he leaves behind.

The book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, is very colorful and lighthearted. Felicia’s song of the same name is the polar opposite. The angry pop song has a very dark tone that resembles the haunting melodies of Taylor Swift’s bridge in “Innocent”. With heavier beats, it makes for the perfect dark-pop song. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” sticks in your mind and evokes the same emotions the background music in horror movies cause. It’s haunting, beautiful, and has the right amount of tension where you feel like you’re experiencing the anger as Felicia herself. And it works flawlessly. From the first note, the listener’s attention is captured and they are glued to the song for the full 2 minutes and 35 seconds. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is the perfect song to add to your angry break-up playlist.

Felicia Lu is an indie-pop singer-songwriter from Germany. She is currently living in Vienna, Austria. In 2017, she was a contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2022, she returned with her song “Anxiety” and placed fourth for Germany. “Anxiety” has over 1.5 million streams on Spotify. She has 2 extended play albums and several stand-alone singles. She writes and produces all her own music and plays multiple instruments. Her music is full of relatable lyrics and captivating melodies that draws the attention of listeners.

Written By Karlee Smith



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