Once in a while, you’re going to come across someone who will shake up your entire world; they won’t stop this motion until every single fibre of your being has been touched. It’s not a pretty sight: you’ll probably cry a lot, lose sleep and your appetite will be a thing of the past. You might even take up smoking.
But it’s worth it. This person will change your entire lifestyle until you’re struggling to remember how you coped without them.
“Use me like I’m your drug of choice.”
It doesn’t matter about the outcome because for a little while (or a long while, it really depends), all that matters is this individual. You become consumed by them and your mind refuses to wander further than their brain/being/body…
This song captures those exact feelings in 2 minutes 59 seconds.
“Fall for me like you’re not afraid to crash.”
Before I heard this song, I kept those feelings hidden deep down. As if I’d ever admit that I had let myself get swallowed up by that crazy thing people call love (or lust…). But within the first 20 seconds, I had tears in my eyes and it felt as though Swedish singer Beatrice Eli was sat inside of my brain.
With a similar sound to the likes of Alanis Morissette, Paloma Faith and Emeli Sande, it’s obvious that she is an artist who has a story she’s not afraid to tell. Breathtaking lyrics that capture your attention almost instantly, I can’t begin to explain how pleased I was upon hearing the substance that screams throughout ‘The Conqueror’. Forget songs about pounding alarms and calling somebody, maybe, this is the type of song that needs to be reaching eardrums all over the world.
“Trust in me like you don’t know that people lie.”
I don’t know whether it’s because she can pull of a nose ring like she invented them or whether it’s because of the reasons listed above and her similarities to some of my favourite artists, but I am well and truly obsessed with Beatrice Eli and this song.
“Walk away like you’ve never left someone before.”
Written by Vicky Gottschalk: