The Results Of My Poor Judgement is the perfect micro mixtape for getting over him

The Results Of My Poor Judgement is the perfect micro mixtape for getting over him

I have the attention span of a tiny dog.

A song needs to grasp my attention in the first couple bars, otherwise, I press the little skip button, moving on with the hope of finding something exciting to fixate my attention on.

Olivia O’Brien’s second ‘micro mixtape’, The Results Of My Poor Judgement, succeeded in doing just that.

Her micro mixtape is comprised of three songs, and each one expands more on O’Briens’ different music styles.

The first song, “Was It All In My Head?” is the first piece of artistry on the album. The song’s toned down rock feel rivals some of her earlier songs like “We Lied To Each Other,” “RIP,” and “Empty.” This portion of the mixtape is a collection of thoughts. With lyrics like “been fantasizing and crying/been romanticizing about all these boys who ain’t never gon’ like me” and “I feel so stupid, so used, so lost and confused,” it isn’t hard to place yourself in her situation.

The song does a great job of covering a sad subject without being a sad song and showcases O’Brien’s vocal talents and ability to make the audience feel something.

While the first song on this micro mixtape is O’Brien questioning her decisions, the second song is O’Brien holding others accountable for their actions.

“Josslyn,” the most aggressive song on the album, sounds as if she is screaming at the man who cheated on her with Josslyn. The concept of the song is something I’ve never seen before, and this viewpoint has allowed her to put everything on the table.

The song begins calmly with the same soft feeling as “Was It All In My Head” but quickly turns into O’Brien forcing the man to face the consequences and letting him be aware of what he is missing out on.

The song ends with the same soft feeling, almost as if to bring the song full circle and to alert the listener and muse of the song that she is just as content as she was before him; he no longer means anything to her.

The third and final song of the album is “Sad Together.” This anthem of sisterhood is dedicated to celebrating the sad times because “nothing lasts forever.” It’s an inspirational message of thriving and cherishing the end of something as beautiful as a relationship.

With “Sad Together” being the shortest song by about twenty seconds, O’Brien does a concise job of getting her point across.

After listening to the micro mixtape several times, the beauty of the songs began piecing themselves together. The songs are the phases of the aftermath of a relationship. First, sadness, represented in “Was It All In My Head?” with O’Brien questioning if she imagined the whole thing because it was too good to be true.

The concept of the song is something I’ve never seen before, and this viewpoint has allowed for her to put everything on the table”

“Josslyn” covers the second phase, placing the blame where it is meant to be placed. She comes to her senses and realizes he needs to understand the consequences of cheating on her.

“Sad Together” is O’Brien’s way of saying she’s never going back. This song is a message to the masses that you don’t need something romantic to have companionship. You have a whole community of people supporting you because they’ve gone through the same experience too.

The Results Of My Poor Judgement is her best work yet, and I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with next.