Jaimie Deraz and Bad Boyfriend produced "To The Bone," a song about heartbreak mixed with a fresh EDM beat. Deraz sings about a toxic relationship and how her significant other "broke her to the bone." Even though this song is a cheerful piece with EDM beats, it actually tells a heartbreaking story about a relationship turning completely sour. The other person is extremely toxic and keeps reassuring Deraz that they're going to change, just for them to fall into the same vicious cycle. Deraz sings about even though the other person is ruining her life, she just can't seem to leave. She talks about how she "gets drunk but nothing's helping" and how she knows that "all the words you say mean nothing now." It's the horrible pattern of her wanting to leave, her lover saying that they'll change, and then they continue to stay stuck in this harmful relationship.
I really liked the contradiction between the EDM beats and the lyrics of the song. If one were to listen to just the melody, they would think that this song is extremely upbeat and is about a happy thing. Then if listeners were to listen to just the lyrics, they would discover that this song reveals absolute heartbreak over the toxicity of a broken relationship. It really is a cool idea to mix many different themes and emotions into the song, as it keeps the piece diverse and interesting. As for Deraz's vocals, she expresses a lot of emotion through her voice. You can really hear the pain of this experience she is enduring just by listening to her voice. Her voice matches the melody really well, as both of these factors are light and airy. They both have a lot of depth to them, as the song does. Both of these artists created a very catchy tune with this piece and created and EDM piece that sticks out from the others.
Jaime Deraz is a singer/songwriter who crafts her lyrics based on real life experience, and raw emotion. She captures each moment through picturesque language and a sorrowful cadence. The Long Island native’s blissful nature paired with her melancholy vocal create a distinct emotional ambivalence, which is snapshotted in her writing.
Jaime has released over 150 tracks since she first made her start in the music industry in 2019, amassing over 17 million total streams through her originals and collaborations. Her records have been featured on Spotify editorials such as Dance Rising,New Music Friday Deutschland, New Music Friday Switzerland, as well as a number of other New Music Friday playlists around the world. Additionally, Jaime has been added to editorials such as Dance Brandneu, Night Rider, Dance Paradise, Swiss Made, SLAP! Mint Brasil, and more. Having acted as a caretaker for her mom with a motor neuron disease that was undiagnosable to doctors for five years has granted Jaime with emotional pain which she copes with through her songwriting. Becoming an avid influencer in the music space, she hopes that one day her music will echo around the world, reaching all types of people as an outlet for those who have experienced any form of emotional trauma.
Written By Melina Darlas
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