Kyle Ekstrom – Sad Girls (Review)

Illinois-based alt-rocker Kyle Ekstrom returns with the vibrant โ€œSad Girlsโ€. Formed the front-man of post hardcore band โ€œTo Trust A Liarโ€, the songwriterโ€™s solo career has been blossoming with every step. Taking his music in a different direction, the latest release features a shoegaze/dream pop avenue within itโ€™s core. Focusing more on musicโ€™s ability to bring memories and nostalgic feelings to the surface, โ€œSad Girlsโ€ explores the inner struggle most of us face. Illuminating that sometimes the best thing to do is to simply take a step back, the track is relatable.ย 

“I wrote this song after observing a friend’s situation from afar, via social media,” Ekstrom says. “Seeing their struggle, and how they let it overtake them inspired me to write this song. The song itself is a reminder to people that ‘hey, this isn’t as bad as you think. You can figure this out. You can do this.’ It’s a reminder that our problems oftentimes seem more scary or difficult than they are, and that in reality, everything is going to be ok.โ€

Addictive melody and beautifully enchanted vocals, the momentum feels like it could be elevated slightly higher though. Accompanied by a killerย music video, the intimate home recording shines further vulnerability throughout the track. If youโ€™re into artists such as The 1975, Kyle is right up your street.ย 

Score: 3/5

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