Indie Music’s Folk/Pop princess is back with a new release called “Lemons” and it contains every element needed to be a lasting favorite – belting vocals, transient soundscapes, real-world storylines, and instrumentation that personifies finesse.
“Lemons” describes those dual components of any relationship, where it can be bitter and sweet. The lyrics sing:
At least that's how it feels through the phone
Sifting through the fairytale in mind
Wondering what [is] left to say now
Of places we could have known
Stuck in maybe
Moments before you leave
The song you sing is sweet but I am bitter
The views of countryside at our dinner
And right now isn't where we're gonna be
Right now we have lemons
Not so sweet
The lemon metaphor highlights this observation showing the romantic fantasy and practical reality of both mates’ mindset and the internal/external circumstances, where love can be bitter, oily, bright, soft, tart, and sometimes, rotten. The juxtaposition between reassuring vocal melodies and blue honest lyrics, paired with the melancholy instrumentation and confident vocal mood, plays well together. Thus, it provides that split between the emotional disconnectedness that is often displayed in relationships and the high points within a union that makes loneliness and sadness that much harder to bare. In addition, Bella-Cucci’s vocals drive this theme home with a vocal delivery that runs like silk slipping off the arm – smooth.
“Lemons” purely explains that when life gives one lemons, making lemonade is not the only solution – sometimes, one must except the bitter and the sweet and have the optimistic foresight to expect a better path ahead.
**Also, take a listen to “From the Garden” by Sophia Bella Cucci