To live most authentically, our masks must fall sooner or later. With “Villain in Me,” Tenille Townes sheds her to reveal her truth the best way she knows how: in song. “The voice that I don’t wanna hear / The hurtful words I say / The long list of things about myself I wanna change,” she unloads with an exasperated sigh. Wrought with an acoustic framework, it allows the words to fall as cannonballs rocketed through the air before tumbling into the earth. “I try to be a hero ‘til it brings me to my knees,” she later confides, pulling you closer.
Listen to “Villain in Me” below.