never fails to slay a good break up song. Every track on 2016's Living
EP made my heart sink into my stomach, and her latest track, "Phase Me Out," is clearly no exception. "I wrote 'Phase Me Out' on a blind date writing session in London," the pop singer-songwriter explained in a press release. "It was a trip I had taken around a small UK tour, where I decided to completely overbook myself. I had the phrase 'stand up straighter with my back against the wall' written in my notes on my phone before the session. I remember feeling exhausted and isolated and confined. I wanted to make a shift into a sound I felt was less trendy and more timeless--a mix of organic and electronic, distorted and pristine, driving and melodic."
"Watch it all play out, reaction's too familiar,"
she starts out, aware of being manipulated. "Don't you want to stay here, or do you want to phase me out? Don't you want to lay here, or would you rather do without?"
With such confrontational and painfully honest lyrics presented in a strong and controlled falsetto, "Phase Me Out" is VÉRITÉ's strongest song yet.