Do you ever try to gauge whether a song speaks to you within the first seconds? If it doesn’t, you may skip it and move on. If it does, however, it’s the best feeling in the world. Music fans and record labels often search for songs that check all the right boxes. “Heroine” by Jotsey flawlessly hits every mark, while eerily leaving you wanting more.
// First Impressions
Manchester, U.K. singer/songwriter Jotsey, released his third single “Heroine” on April 17th. The addictive track radiates inspiration from the likes of Billie Eilish and Bon Iver. Within seconds, listeners enthrall in bouts of mystery, hushed vocals, and blunt lyrics. Furthermore, “Heroine” delivers a remarkable first impression for the critically trained ear.
As we dig deeper into “Heroine,” we encompass ourselves in several emotions. A haunting introduction builds suspense while piquing curiosity. Soft vocals convey a sense of urgency. Lyrics like, “And you can keep saying that your pride’s intact // I overdosed, overdosed on you,” paint an image of love turned tragedy.
// The Perfect Prescription
A listener’s reaction to something new often relates to their prior connections to music. In the case of “Heroine,” be prepared to go down a nostalgic rabbit hole. Trust us when we say that one of these comparisons is bound to spark your attention.
- The style of “Heroine” echos Troye Sivan’s vulnerable tracks, “The Good Side” and “Talk You Down.”
- Jotsey’s succinct vocal is reminiscent of an acoustic Luke Hemmings cover (see ukelele version of “Heroine“).
- Some argue that the eerie production on the song reflects Billie Eilish’s “When The Party’s Over.”
- Fans of The Spill Canvas and Manchester Orchestra may hear hints of “Connect the Dots” or “Colly Strings.”
While these references may not be deliberate, “Heroine” undeniably fuses emotion-evoking qualities into the ideal blend. The seductive production, whisper-like vocal, and unfiltered lyrics make it the perfect prescription for today’s music industry.
Stream “Heroine” available on all platforms and keep up with Jotsey below!