Review: "Two Lies" - Jamison x Maria Lynn
Love is a tricky thing sometimes. We can’t all get a happy ending like the characters in our favorite movies. Having romantic feelings for a close friend can go one of two ways. On the one hand, you want to tell them how you feel. After all, there could be a chance that they feel the same way, which could deepen the connection and make it more meaningful. On the other hand, you could also put off revealing your true feelings for the fear of ruining the relationship altogether. In their second collaboration, “Two Lies,” Jamison and Maria Lynn team up to craft a perfectly blended pop/punk track about someone who is working up the courage to reveal her romantic feelings to one of her friends.
The instrumentation of the track surprised me in a good way. The first verse starts out with a slow guitar strum as Lynn reflects on her feelings she is having. Produced by Jamison and Zach Golden, I thought the music worked well because the tone matches the internal battle described in the lyrics. That is, Lynn is deciding if she should tell her friend how she really feels about them. The music bursts forth on the chorus when Lynn finally makes up her mind. Through a driving guitar and drums, she declares “I wanna f**k up the friendship, baby.” Jamison co-wrote the track with Anna Kline, and her lyrics do a great job of telling this story. More specifically, I liked how they flow. She uses the verses to express fear and hesitation. She then pushes all of that away in the chorus.
Together, Jamison and Maria Lynn are a power duo, as their songs have accumulated over 35 million total streams. If you want to hear more of them, listen to their first song, “Phone Sex.” It reflects on a breakup and the freedom of being single. Both artists have had success individually as well. Jamison is a Nashville TN based singer/songwriter who works with both local and international artists and has acquired over 2 million streams. Maria Lynn is a successful musician as well. Her honest songs about life have captivated listeners, receiving over 39 million streams. I really enjoyed “Two Lies” and am excited to see what they come up with next.
Written By Kelli Dixon