L.A.-based artist Kath Myers has released a track titled “Lucky You” that expertly blurs the lines between dreams and reality and provides the listener a very niche experience in a nonetheless accessible package.
The song is separated into three distinct sections, each communicating a specific emotion and each having its own feel. “Lucky You” opens with a light, airy beat and bell accents, supporting Kath Myers’ vocals. The introduction has no bass or percussion and has a very dreamy feel. My favorite part about this track is how the musical “phases” correspond to the lyrical content, and fit into the theme of the song as a whole. “Lucky You” is about that experience of creating a fantastical image around a person you don’t really know and falling in love with that image. The idea of loving who you think someone is, as opposed to truly knowing them and loving whom you have met. The intro section gives that dreamy sound, acting as a sort of soundtrack to the infatuation stage of a new relationship.
The next chapter in the song, around the 50 second mark, strikes a noticeably different pace. The tempo picks up, drums and bass enter the scene, guitar chords begin to ring out, all over top the consistent light piano texture and soft bell accents. The infatuation is reaching a crescendo in the lyrics. Kath Myers belts out lines like: “No need to say you’re holding out for that special someone, I am standing right in front of you,” and “I’ve planned out your whole future for you, lucky you”.
The beauty of this track is how the lyrics are relatable, but yet feel tailored to a specific story. There is mention of dancing alone with the imaginary lover, of going out to a bar, of sharing time together–there is a story and somewhat of a narration, but all based around the relatable experience of liking the idea of someone better than the actual person themselves.
The final section of the song is a long, flowing, arpeggio-filled guitar solo. The movement of the guitar solo propels the listener to the end of the song, as the guitar solo lasts 40 seconds, and the track ends after. I loved the sound of this guitar solo. I loved the crisp electric guitar, and I loved how the guitar faded out and the track ended, kind of like how dreams slowly drift from our memory. The guitar solo does a fantastic job of rounding out the theme of the song, giving the idea of a “happily ever after” story that winds down as the dream and the infatuation with the person in question fades.
Kath Myers did something very engaging with this track. The song is intriguing, it’s relatable with subtle hints at narrative, and the guitar solo at the end perfectly caps off the listening experience.