It’s a rainy night in the middle of the city and you might be feeling lonely. With no one around, music has proven to be therapeutic. A lo-fi pop song like Tired of Feeling Down can make you feel understood, like you’re talking to a friend.
An auditory hug is exactly how I would describe this track. Tired of Feeling Down sounds like a Billie Eilish song without the electro pop that she adds. On the contrary, this mellow and relaxing music fits her dreamlike vocals to create a safe space for listeners to fully embrace with their emotions. The instruments in the background slowly come together in the chorus, but the piano in the intermediate verses builds up until the drop with the drums, foreshadowing the act of bottling emotions. The final touch of thunder in the end completed the song and gave me a sense of closure. A gentle but powerful song.
Apolumni, based in Belgrade, Serbia, is a new indie musician who kickstarted her career in 2020. Her single Normal People has been a fan favorite with nearly 100,000 listens. Apolumni has definitive vocals that are dreamy yet haunting, but in the supportive way. Her songs are made to be relatable with the strong feelings that we sometimes can’t understand or put into words. This is why apolumni seems like a friend that you can just call up at any time.
Written by, Lia Tsvetanova