Straight out of Los Angeles, Queer artist Heather Rivas has just released her new single “Think of Me.” Heather is known for her eclectic electro-pop sound and raw lyricism, and this new single doesn’t fail to deliver. This new single demonstrates an extremely smooth vocal tone throughout the single with bursts of a more emotional belting tone in the chorus. Heather’s vocals complemented beautifully by the song’s dreamy synths and steady drums.
Think of Me has extremely rhythmic instrumentation driven by a steady drum beat, electric guitar and synths. The vocals are a main focal point for this track, and the instrumentation accompanies them flawlessly. This song is extremely dynamic, and the sound sways between extremely smooth and a bit heavier. During the chorus, the drums pick up to drive the song with a more charged beat. The music also becomes vaguely abrasive, adding the perfect emotional charge to the track. This instrumentation is a building block to further tell the story alongside the lyrics.
“A lot of us have been in a place where we realize we’re late in communicating or we just avoid it all together because it’s uncomfortable. Most of the time, infatuation is pretty unhealthy and I don’t think most of us ever want to admit out loud that we’ve been infatuated with someone”
Heather describes Think of Me’s lyricism. It’s a feeling that everyone goes through. Infatuation is something that can sneak its way into every waking thought, infesting every part of daily life. The lyrics seem to capture the moment of breaking away from an infatuation. “I don’t think I was into the truth. Sadly just the idea of being with you. You kept on thinking that I’d change for ya. I’d rather drift away than stick it out,” the song calls out. It vividly portrays the realization that, no, it isn’t love. It’s just a passing infatuation that felt a lot like love does.
Heather Rivas was born and raised in Los Angeles. She writes songs mainly based on relationship dynamics and mental health, and she is able to tackle these topics from a queer perspective. Her songs come from personal experience, but she believes that music should have room to be interpreted from a variety of perspectives.
Author: Sage Plapp