Edith’s new single Sad Girls Make Bad Boys Cry is an excellent example of how smart arrangement can increase the poignancy of the lyrics, even when they’re rather simple words. The entire song’s rhythm is created in a half-beat, meaning that the groove feels slower and more relaxed, even though the tempo is up. What this so masterfully manages to do for Edith’s new single is put even more focus on what she’s saying. Her melancholic delivery along with the dragged beat, almost replicates the emotional feel and power of a ballad, while still managing to keep the essence of a pop song. Perhaps these nuances are what make tracks like this stand out from the others.
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