HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
The question BeNice’s new track asks is what makes this fun pop-rock record a delight. It exposes a susceptibility some of us—if not all—experience at one time or another: the reciprocity around a relationship, love, all that. Is the feeling mutual? That’s what drives the indie-pop artist’s new song. Following a series of successful singles, including Something For You, Maybe, and Queen of Hearts, the multitalented BeNice is sure to attract a bunch of new fans to her work with this latest release. Like Me is a mix of country-pop tied to a guitar-based driving groove, with a joyful pensiveness running through it.
As BeNice says about the inspiration for Like Me, ‘Dating can be so fun, but this experience for me was figuring out this person was emotionally unavailable even though there was so much attraction! It’s another processing “thought purge” by me; this is how I process feelings and file them in a place in my mind that feels good. Writing helps me come to conclusions, process thoughts and feelings, and find myself in a good feeling state about something so I can move on. Everyone has dating experiences, and this is all new to me since I was in a relationship for such a long time. So I’m learning a lot! Ps: He likes me! Oh, wait…Maybe he doesn’t.’ The does he, doesn’t he mystery is at the heart of Like Me, an emotional high-wire that BeNice balances with an irresistible sense of playfulness and casual allure. The song wastes no time reeling the listener in; an infectious verse melody and sing-along chorus on a bed of muted straight rock guitar underpin the tongue in cheek (but not) lyric. Audiences will connect with Like Me on many levels, it’s straight from the heart appeal and succession of hooks provide an inviting soundtrack to a universal phenomenon.