Sueco came into the light yet again, putting into existence the deluxe version of his album “It Was Fun While it Lasted,“ released in March. The added tracks were seemingly unexpected, but a pleasant surprise for fans nonetheless.
Some of the new songs were brought out as singles during the past couple of months, but others were strategically placed in-between tracks that people already know and love.
While still pleasant, the new release spoils the hope that Sueco has been working on new music for a brand new record.
Seemingly, some new tracks have a clear reason for not being on the original drop, as a lot of them do not fit in with the general feel of the album, being more upbeat and lyrically crude.
However, with track “Last Thing I Do,“ it is possible that people would have loved the LP just the same.
Lyrical Overview - 5/10
Contextually, this song is about the narrator having made too many mistakes in their relationship, so their partner ends up leaving them. Now, the narrator is determined to make things right with their significant other, even going so far as to say that they would rewind time to keep what they once had.
Sueco has used some interesting lyricism in the past. “Salt” uses metaphors to convey emotions, and “Today” discusses the passing of his mother.
This song is not very strong in its lyrical content, as it is something that the majority has heard before. It does not always have to be a bad thing, but it is a fairly simple concept, and the majority of the general public will know what this song is about, which caters to more people, thus getting more press.
However, this does have its downsides. If there is one thing that people don’t love, it is repetition. As long as he does not stick to this simple formula for a breakup song for anything in the future, it should be smooth sailing. Unfortunately, repetition is unavoidable.
Musical Review - 8/10
Musically, this song rocks. As stated before, it is understood why it was not stuck onto the original release. It is more musically happy. If it had to be described in a color, it would be a sunshiny yellow.
The beginning guitar rhythm can put anyone in a good mood. It is simple enough to latch onto anyone’s brain and not leave for days at a time. It is the only worm someone is going to want in their ears.
There are some things it could have done without, like the synths towards the end of the track. Lyrical repetition was a little high, but once again, this is hard to avoid. What this song does not do lyrically, it makes up for it musically.
Overall - 6.5/10
It may not be his absolute best work, but that does not mean anyone should take Sueco off their radar. He is a talented artist in the music scene, and it would be a disgrace to skip anything he does.
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