If you’re anything like us, then you probably shared in a love of subversive alt-pop, which is exactly what you’ll find from Lisa Canny and her new single ‘Snake Skin’. This impactful song draws distinct lines to well-worn genres like pop, electronica, alt-folk and R&B, but the way in which this Irish artist executes these elements is a show of creativity, confidence and originality.
The intensity of emotion comes through in the swelling electro-pop chorus, which depicts Canny‘s instinctive reaction to betrayal. She instantly knows that she deserve better and thus she cooly signals in her melodic tone, “no need to ask twice, I will play nice, I’ll forgive you and then I’ll forget – you.”
What adds further refinement to this complex alt-pop single is that it’s rooted in the songwriter’s personal experience, as she retells:
“Snakeskin is about me finding out, minutes before going live for a TV performance that my boyfriend at the time was cheating on me. The situation at hand forced me to make a quick decision. Either I could fall apart and let it ruin my day or I could just immediately forget him – shedding his BS and all the hurt he caused and moving on in my shiny new skin. Needless to say, I chose the latter, smashed my performance, felt empowered af and got this song out of the whole fiasco. Winning!”
With ‘Snake Skin’, Canny turns lemons into lemonade and my, oh, my ‘aint it sweet.
You can also find ‘Snake Skin’ in our Shades of Pop playlist.
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