néomí's new single “skipping stone” is giving Phoebe Bridgers in the best way possible. After one listen I was absolutely heartbroken by the story of this song. Her voice is stunning and I could listen to it for hours, the tone is gorgeous.
Speaking about “skipping stone” néomí says, “I remember myself writing this with my dear friend Jesse Koch, while I had just fallen in love with someone. That someone was going through a difficult time, and in those moments our relationship I felt like a skipping stone: picked up and thrown over the water, as if I was nothing to him. When I was younger my dad and I would go down to the river in France and find those flat stones and he would try to teach me how to skip them over the water. I always got frustrated doing it and it’s the image that came to my mind when writing this song. I felt so insecure, not about me or my lover individually but the love we had. I couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t allow me to let me in. It felt unfair because I was letting him in, and he just threw me away, like I was his skipping stone to sink somewhere in the lake.”
Reading about the reason she wrote this song hits close to home for me and I’m sure for a lot of others. Giving yourself to someone for them to take from you and not reciprocate is not fun at all. But the metaphor and the way she sings about it makes you feel like it will all be okay in the end. She opens the song with “I remember myself, going to your house” which immediately draws the listener in. The chorus lyrics hit you like a truck “But how can I be your love, if you don’t wanna hold me. How can I be your love, if you don’t wanna see me. How can I be your love, if you don’t wanna hold me.”
If you’re going through a tough time in a relationship do yourself a favor and listen to this song and feel whatever you need to feel.
Written by Heather Kathryn