“The other day, the doctor told me I got depression,” confides Su Lee. Right before, she takes a huge inhale, readying herself for whatever comes next. Admitting to one’s mental health struggles can be just has difficult as the issues themselves. With “OUCH,” the pop singer-songwriter embraces her truth and extends the deceptively warm track as a anecdote to the listener’s experiences, too.
“Well thank god, I’m not alone / In this room full of people / To shed some tears with,” she sings through flaky, indie-pop layers. Her melancholic vocals contrast, quite stunningly, against a chipper, almost bright backdrop.
Listen to “OUCH” below.