by Q Review Staff
Good pop doesn’t need to be over complicated. But it does need to have heart. And Michael Medrano has heart in droves. ‘Easier’, his latest release, is a sobering commentary on how even though we want to, strive to, sometimes our broken pieces continue to make us harder to love. And when we have someone who sees the hardship, and all the extra that comes along with it, and they still stay, we wish with our heart of hearts that we could be easier for them. Acknowledging our baggage is the first step in unpacking.
I absolutely love this song. From the mid tempo electro pop coo that bubbles throughout the song to the heart and energy of self reflection and past struggles that permeates this hanging moment of music. In a world where mental health struggles are at an all time high level of conversation, a song reflecting the understanding of one’s own struggles is important for 2 reasons: it provides awareness and movement towards de-stigmatizing issues of mental health, and it provides connection to those listeners who also bear the burden of internal conflict and strife.
‘Easier’ is a love letter to self. A reminder that our self doubts and insecurities, though normal, don’t have to be the final note in our relationships. Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to find those who see us, and all of our scars, and accept us as is, even though it comes with challenges and hurdles. Because love is an adventure.
Easier is the song that gives you permission to fall apart and be the mess you feel you are but that even with those complications you will still find love.
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