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Review: "Touch (feat. Polf)" - Brianna Scully

"Touch" is the contemporary pop collaboration by Brianna Scully and Polf. The deeply vulnerable track is Scully's first time speaking openly about her experience with sexual assault when she was 15 at the hands of someone that she considered to be a friend. The song starts off with a sad, guitar laden production, but picks up toward the middle of the track as she moves from recounting her trauma to an empowered expression of her anger toward this perpetrator. If you have undergone a similar experience, Scully's authentic lyricism and emotional vocals will resonate with you deeply as you listen.

In "Touch," Scully goes through feelings of anger, grief, betrayal, confusion and empowerment. Each lyric is an open expression of how she has grappled with the trauma that she went through. She sings that she could never forget about it, has tried to deny it, and in the end, wishes that her abuser would die. These raw emotions are backed by a mellow production and communicated through strong vocals. The song is built off so many hard-hitting lyrics like "You fucking ruined / Every love I ever tried" and "I didn't want it / But I felt it." Scully and Polf have crafted an empowered track that connects with listeners and lets us know that we are not alone in the trauma we've faced.

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Brianna Scully found her musical footing within the bounds of the 'sad girl pop genre.' She cites Taylor Swift, Lizzy McAlpine and Phoebe Bridgers as her biggest musical inspirations, which shows in her strong ability to tell a story in her lyricism. When making her music, she focuses on telling her heartfelt tales and connecting with her listeners. She dives deep into her personal experiences and does not shy away from expressing vulnerability, a trait we see so clearly in this release, "Touch." If you enjoyed this track, make sure to check out the rest of her EP Manic. You can also keep up with her newest releases by following the social media links below.

Written By Sydney Gray



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