My recent European holiday has renewed my interest in euro-pop music with aplomb. What strikes me most when I make a trip overseas is that I rarely pick up on any new, hot pop releases. And yet, upon returning back home (and to blogging), I find my inbox is brimming with the stuff. In February, when I wrote about Winona Oak and her song “Island of the Sun“. I felt like I was the last person to discover the Swedish singer-songwriter. However, now I am onto her, I am immensely in awe of her musical prowess. She displays plenty of her phenomenal music expertise on “Baby Blue” the latest single from her upcoming debut album.
“I wish I knew earlier in my life that your self-worth has nothing to do with how other people treat you.” Winona shared. “When you exhaust yourself trying to save them from themselves, lying to protect them, sacrificing your own needs and getting your heart broken over and over, again. You may realise that sometimes you have no other choice than to leave to stay alive.”
Explaining “Baby Blue” Winona continues…”It’s a tough lesson to learn that someone you love doesn’t care about you. Maybe they wish they could, but they just aren’t capable and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to change that. And maybe one day you will learn that your happiness isn’t reliant upon the happiness of others, and that you deserve to feel loved, no matter what.”
Being that I am still somewhat a newbie to the music of Winona Oak. It is on “Baby Blue” that I am taking more notice of the enthralling descriptive narrative she implements in the song lyrics. Her style is cool not cliche, her analogies are astute and interesting. Add a dramatic synth soundtrack, the track hits instantly.
In the music video for the song, Winona plays the narrator. She narrates the unspoken dialogue between a young couple navigating relationship problems. Hit play on the video and get ready to see many scenes where these folks are vacantly staring into space. Oddly enough, it is the sense of the untold and enigmatic that is keeping me switched on to the in- parts, indigo hued visual.