Natalie Jane’s tragic love

Molly Colpean

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Natalie Janes number one hit, Seven, single cover

While scrolling through TikTok, Natalie Jane popped up on my For You page singing the chorus of this track. This was before the publish date and I immediately pre-saved the song to my Spotify playlist. This song became what she was known for, with “Seven” being her most-played song. “Seven” has 21.5 million plays on Spotify, even though the song has only been out for almost 2 months. 

This masterpiece begins with a menacing melody that entices you to keep listening. I can instantly find the rhythm, which increases the flow of serotonin running through my brain. I find myself wanting to jump out of bed and scream along with the lyrics due to the pulsating beat.

Seven has 21.5 million plays on Spotify, even though the song has only been out for almost two months.

Natalie Jane sings “Seven” taking short stops between each syllable for the intro. From the way she starts to repeat herself in a lower and darker tone, she gives a more mysterious outlook on her relationship. Natalie then gives a little chuckle to lead herself into the chorus.

The song stops abruptly, switching over from the piano into silence giving suspension and an immediate change in the vibe. As she begins singing the chorus, the bass drum begins to beat, keeping the rhythm alive. The drums set the tense groove which is then underlaid by a quick and repetitive driving force. The chorus has some sort of essence that just hits me and makes my body tingle beneath my skin. 

I feel that if the song had another verse, then it would have been better. It is very repetitive and unvaried. When I first heard the song, after the first verse was played, the chorus was then played again. I found myself expecting there to be another verse, but it never came. It went straight back to the chorus again after an instrumental break.

The story of this song is remarkably intriguing. The artist explains her breakup after a seven-month-long relationship. She questions herself repeatedly, using the line “was it ever really love?” She sings as if her ex-boyfriend were right there next to her, as though the song had only been written for his ears.

I personally like to find music that is presenting an emotion of how I am feeling at that moment in time. This song has a way of getting me amped up. “Seven” gave me a way to let out my anger.

This break up song of sorts explains the hurt she felt within, and it has little to do with love and a lot to do with healing. One could easily empathize with Natalie as she questions true love.