Review: "You Became God" - Atomic Blonde
In “You Became God,” Atomic Blonde sings about being consumed by an unhealthy romantic relationship. She became so focused on pleasing the other person with love and devotion that she forgot her own happiness. What good is love if it’s only one-sided? I have an analogy for you. Think about if all the love you have to give was stored in a bucket. You go to that storage of love to “fill up” other people’s buckets. If you are not shown love in return, then your bucket can not be replenished, and eventually, you will have no more love to give. That is exactly how Atomic Blonde is feeling in this song.
I liked the simplistic instrumentation. During the verses, the repeating piano loop added on to melancholy-ness of the song. Moreover, Atomic Blonde adds to the depth of the song with her vocals. I enjoyed her harmonies and how she uses them to represent the song of angels that she sings about. It is worth noting that even though the song sounds sad, it has a happy ending. The chorus ends with the words, “I will no longer worship you.” This signifies a fresh start. Hopefully, Atomic Blonde will find someone to give her the love she deserves.
Atomic Blonde’s musical inspirations include Billie Eilish and Lana Del Rey. When I read this, it was no surprise to me as “You Became God” sounded similar to the works of Lana Del Rey. As for her outlook on music in general, Atomic Blonde uses it as an escape from difficult times. I think expelling negative emotions though music is a very healthy practice, and it is something that more people should do.
Written By Kelli Dixon
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