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Review: "Whole Lot Left To Lose" - 7000Apart

"Whole Lot Left to Lose," the latest single from 7000apart, has the fatigue of someone worn down by everything going on in and outside of their head. Addressing how exhaustion has invaded every facet of life for her, singer Amelie Eiding brings a charming playfulness in the delivery of otherwise heartbreaking lyrics. Instrumentally, the single rides smooth and bouncy. Lofi samples, a whistle hook, and trip-drum beat all give the song a breezier feel. When you feel like there's not a whole lot going well for you, sometimes it feels best to respond with a playful shrug.

Most noticeably, "Whole Lot Left to Lose" is on the shorter side for the band—only clocking in at just under two minutes. This is a clever choice, allowing for the buoyant feel of the song to leave an impact rather than staling. It will be even more effective, presumably, in the context of their sophomore record. Tactfully, they touch more on the broad feelings of depression and anxiety rather than specifics. "Sometimes at night I don't wanna close my eyes / because I know I'll have to open them up in the morning," the song starts off. This wariness is carried throughout the song as they express common frustrations: uncertainty, loss, and the trajectory of the world. At the end, the first line is repeated, though delivered differently. The words hold a weight to them: context.

7000Apart is the creative project of wife and husband, Amelie Eiding and Jon Kresin. After going long distance, 7000 km apart between Sweden and Wisconsin, the two started the project to navigate the difficulties of this separation. After being reunited and marrying in 2016, the project became a more serious, artistic endeavor. With the release of their debut record, "We Are More," in 2019, the duo developed their chameleonic pop sound with introspective lyrics touching on mental health and relationship struggles. They are currently teasing towards the release of their sophomore record, "Feel Your Feelings."

Written By Andy Mockbee

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