October 25, 2022 1 min read

Suzie True's "Backburner," dropping 10/25 viaGet Better Records, is a song for the broken-hearted, capturing the wistful angst of chasing a love that will never materialize. Blending elements of pop, emo, and riot grrl, the song swings from feelings of melancholic anger to complete lovesick sweetness. Eventually, you accept your place in their life and try to move on, but the fantasies of what could have been never seem to fade entirely. 

Of the track, Lexi McCoy (bass/vocals/lyrics) says: 

I wanted "Backburner" to feel really sentimental both lyrically and musically. The song is about being in love with someone who keeps you on the “backburner” instead of prioritizing you. You would do anything for them, but they don’t really care about you, they’re just having fun and toying with your emotions in the process. 

Once all the instruments come in, the song feels like it takes off running, like how your imagination might run wild with dreams of being with this person in the song. The choruses slow down to feel sad and melancholy, coming to terms with the fact that you’re being used by this person. We wanted the instrumentation to sound angsty but wistful—wistfully angsty!! The way it ends feels unsure and sad because that’s how the situation has led you to feel.

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