A welter of emotions riding music of piquant beauty.
CYN just dropped the music video for "I'll Still Have Me," an exquisite pop song about emotional vulnerability after a breakup.
Now CYN releases the Aquilo remix of the tune.
According to CYN, "After realizing a break up was imminent, I wrote this song to convince myself that everything would be fine. Focusing on who I am and where I'm headed made me feel less empty and more like I would make it through this heartbreak— finding sanctuary in myself was my safest bet and sturdiest lean upon."
I'll Still Have Me (Aquilo Remix) youtu.be
The Aquilo Remix opens with soft, flowing strings, followed by sparking piano accents and CYN and Aquilo's quiet harmonizations. A buff yet gentle rhythm propels the music, as the sylph-like vocals stream overhead backed by almost transparent surfacing colors from the synths.
Tumescent with poignant melancholy and aching sensitivity, the music glows with the soft colors of intimacy. The lyrics exude an irrational optimism, one that triggers a sadness so deep that tears won't come.
"I never thought twice / 'Cause you were my number one / I put you first 'cause / You were my only thought / If I don't have you / At least I'll still have me."
Put simply, "I'll Still Have Me" is gorgeous, tender, and affecting.
Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.
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Summer Walker loves creating music but despises the music industry.
She regularly considers retirement and ended her 2019 tour early because of social anxiety. "I hope that people understand and respect that at the end of the day I'm a person, I have feelings, I get tired, I get sad," she said in a video post. "I don't want to lose myself for someone else." She was relentlessly vilified for her decision. Fans cited stiff meet-and-greets and chalked up Walker's cancellations to a sense of entitlement.
Then she was presented with the "Best New Artist" award at the 2019 Soul Train Awards, and her hurried acceptance speech was dissected by tasteless memes all across the country. Walker's candid cries for understanding remained completely ignored by years end. The truth of the matter is that Walker suffers from anxiety and stage fright that is all but totally crippling. So she did what any misunderstood artist does, she disappeared and stopped saying anything at all.