SINGLE REVIEW: Like Me by BeNice

Following a series of successful singles, including Something For You, Maybe, and Queen of Hearts,the multitalented emerging indie-pop BeNice is sure to solidify a groundswell of interest her work. Like Me is a mix of dreamy, country-pop sensibilities fused to a hook-laden guitar-based rock groove, a fun-filled musical ride that asks the question all daters are too afraid to ask. As BeNice says about the inspiration for Like Me, ‘Dating can be so fun, but this experience for me was figuring out this person was emotionally unavailable even though there was so much attraction! It’s another processing “thought purge” by me; this is how I process feelings and file them in a place in my mind that feels good. Writing helps me come to conclusions, process thoughts and feelings, and find myself in a good feeling state about something so I can move on. Everyone has dating experiences, and this is all new to me since I was in a relationship for such a long time. So I’m learning a lot! Ps: He likes me! Oh, wait…Maybe he doesn’t.’ The does he, doesn’t he mystery is at the heart of Like Me, an emotional high-wire that BeNice balances with an irresistible sense of playfulness and alluring modesty. The song wastes no time reeling the listener in; an infectious verse and sing—along chorus on a bed of muted straight rock guitar underpin the tongue in cheek (but not) lyric. BeNice’s vocal performance contains just the right amount of vulnerability and fragility, yet the undertow of humour imbues the performance with an affirming sweet strength-and, along with the hooks; this is the core persuasive element of the track. Audiences will connect with Like Me on many levels, it’s straight from the heart appeal and succession of hooks provide an inviting soundtrack to a universal phenomenon. 

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