Recommended Tracks: “Cost Of Love”, “Claustrophobia”
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Whether physically, mentally, or emotionally, there will come a time when you get lost. Some people love being lost, taking in the possibilities of the unknown. Others, like myself, get a little uncomfortable when not quite sure of how to act or where to go. When Bec Sandridge was lost, she took the time to write her “best songs to date” in the form of her new EP, Lost Dog. In the end, we find that being lost is a bit like being found, as we can discover new ways to look at ourselves and those we hold close in our lives during this time.
Bec has strong feelings about love on Lost Dog, from what it means to be in love to the way it makes her act. On the previously released “Cost Of Love” and “The Jetty,” she explores the possibility of just letting love go. She asks, “Do you do what you do to make you feel on top? / Do you do this to me because it hurts a lot?” on “Cost Of Love,” trying to get to the bottom of a crumbling relationship. On “The Jetty,” Bec asks more questions, such as “Did you run out of love? / Who are you dreaming of?” and “If you’ve lost yourself / How could I find you?” While she has much to think about on these tracks, we sense that she will not let these questions faze her, as the buoyant melodies and synth-driven beats remedy these doubts.
On the new singles, “Easy To Go Bad” and “Claustrophobia,” she entertains the notion of reconciliation. We hear about getting back into a relationship with someone on “Easy To Go Bad,” even if that relationship would cause more trouble than it’s worth. Over a dreamy pop production, Bec sings, “Sometimes when I’m staring at you, I forget the real me,” knowing that while “it’s easy to go back, baby,” it is not easy to stay there. With “Claustrophobia,” Bec tries to get away from the bad, but “there’s nowhere to hide.” Hauntingly, she sings, “I try to help you / But I can’t change the past / Every time we talk / It’s over too fast,” wishing there was more that could be done. In the end, we can only hope that the dancefloor-ready vibes of the track will be enough to help her through. And if she wants more dancefloor action, the “Cost Of Love – DENIM Remix” at the end of the EP will surely satisfy.
All in all, we can definitely feel the closure that Bec was striving for on this EP. She shared that these songs are “like driving into a sunset, no sunglasses, with an ache in the pit of your stomach,” indicating that a new adventure is just beyond the horizon. Indeed, the lyrics allow us to look ahead, as Bec does well to walk us through what she is experiencing on each song without revealing a definite outcome. The songs also instill a forward-moving vibe, as Bec leans into the whimsical gloss pop sound we heard on her debut album. Overall, Bec is able to close the chapter on this part of her life and start anew, showing that it can be essential to get lost every now and then.
You can listen to Lost Dog on platforms like Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Spotify.