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  • Kelli Dixon

Review: "Tropical Sour Candy" - Cassidy Mann

After a breakup, you want to erase all the memories of your past lover. You do this by eating chocolate ice cream and ripping up the photos you have of them or with them. Some time goes by, and you learn to embrace your single-ness. When you least expect it, you find an un-ripped photo of your seemingly long-lost ex and find yourself reminiscing on good times with a person you thought you wanted to forget. Cassidy Mann puts this recollection of memories to music in her song, “Tropical Sour Candy.”

When I first saw the title, I thought it was kind of silly. Now that I’ve listened to the song, it makes perfect sense. The words, tropical and candy, are supposed to symbolize the good memories, whereas sour stands for the bad memories. The repetitive strumming of the guitar was very soothing, and it fit in well with the lyrics. With that, Mann’s voice was soft and velvety, adding on to the peacefulness of the music. Overall, I thought these elements made the song light and happy, which is kind of surprising considering that it was about a breakup.

If you want to hear more of Cassidy Mann, you should check out her other song, “Since I Met You.” Rather than a breakup, this song is about working up the courage to uncover hidden feelings of love. This song is much slower than “Tropical Sour Candy,” but you can hear more of the richness in Mann’s voice. I also love that the lyrics seem to tell a story through memories. I only wish I could find out if the story has a happy ending!

Written By Kelli Dixon



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