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  • Kelli Dixon

Review: "you found it easy" - OAKLND

Breakups are never easy and people have different ways of handling them. Some people may go out and enjoy their newfound freedom while others mourn the end of an era. It sucks to be going through the latter and feel like the other person is taking the breakup better than you. If you’re in this situation, remember that it is good to let your emotions out. You shouldn’t keep them bottled up, as it could lead to an explosion later. One very healthy way to deal with negative emotions is through music. OAKLND has been through the type of breakup mentioned above. He lets all his negative emotions loose in his new single, “you found it easy.”

The instrumentation of this song is really upbeat despite being about a breakup. It is a mix of guitar, drums and occasional dreamlike synths. One of OAKLND’s musical inspirations is British pop band, The 1975. All of these elements do a good job of emulating their sound. As for the lyrics, they illustrate a great war of emotions. On the one hand, OAKLND wants to be okay with the breakup with lines like “cause we both know that this was never perfect.” On the other hand, he’s obviously sad as he says “cause I still see your pictures, I know that I’ll miss it.” Ultimately, the latter wins with the words “hate that your friends say you’re finding it easy.” In other words, it’s going to take a little more time for him to get over the breakup, and that’s okay! It’s a testament to the phrase: “time heals all wounds.”

OAKLND is a singer/songwriter from the United Kingdom. His first single of 2023, “you found it easy,” has garnered praise from many outlets. It was featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday UK” and “Fresh Finds” playlists. The song was also BBC’s Introducing Track of the Week. OAKLND’s craft consists of creating dreamy West Coast pop. If you want to hear more of him, I recommend his 2022 single, “guess ur doing fine.” It has a more relaxed vibe than “you found it easy.” The instrumentation embodies his dreamy sound. The lyrics also talk about trying to get past a breakup. I enjoyed reviewing OAKLND’s music! Follow all his socials down below to learn more about him and stay up-to-date on new music!

Written By Kelli Dixon



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