Ever try to get through to someone whose walls are so heavily guarded that not even an army can knock them down. Well, Elthia’s “i love you but you make me cry” is a song seeping with sincerity that details just that. Highlighting velvety vocals shimmering guitars and a delicate tapping beat, you feel her raw emotion shine through with full force. The indie-pop singer narrates a shattered relationship with so much passion and depth that you cannot help but gravitate to this poignant release.
Elthia admits, “The message of the song is to tell the story of what it’s like to love something that hurts you every time you try to understand it. I wanted to show the duality of the two ideas that are constantly at war while existing inside of you, and showcase what the breaking point would actually be if there is one at all.”
The psychedelic 70s-esque video showcases Elthia lit by different colorful backdrops. The quirky visuals have everything from candle fingers to turquoise tears and viewers are drawn into the effervescent, dreamlike aesthetic she has so captivatingly created. The sparkly, party vibes juxtapose the gut-wrenching heartbreak she beautifully expresses in her lyricism.
The Los Angeles based singer-songwriter’s wistful tracks stunningly take listeners on a riveting ride. There is an honest warmth that burns through her music and that is felt so deeply by anyone who hears it. Though Elthia possesses a downhearted, melancholy sound, she has a lighthearted humorous side to her as well. Online you can find her playfully joking around stating that “i love you but you make me cry” is actually about an onion. An ode to a vegetable would make a unique song concept and it leaves you wondering… is the song really just about an onion?
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