You know when you listen to a song and it hits you right in the soul? It gets the emotions flowing and there’s nothing you can do but sit and listen and let those emotions take control. This is how I felt the first time I listened to “Rose Colored Catastrophe,” a release by spoken word artist Dear Me which also features Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens and vocalist HJ.
Now I’m a little late to the game on this song as it was released back in April, but given the circumstances of 2020 I’d love it if you’d cut me some slack on that one. This popped up on my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist last week and it has been a staple in my current music rotation ever since. Plainly put, this song is painfully beautiful.
The song is a lyrical journey of love and heartbreak. It takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, of coming to terms with being left by someone that you love and the absolute heartache we go through when we lose the love we thought we’d have forever. The lyrics paint a devastatingly beautiful picture of coming to terms with losing the person who meant everything to you, discovering a way to move on and realizing that maybe you didn’t see everything clearly through your rose colored glasses.
The combination of the spoken word poetry with the flawless vocals from Quinn and HJ was enough to make my heart ache. The way this track transitions so flawlessly from the spoken word to singing vocals truly left me breathless. I have streamed this at least a hundred times over the last week and each time I listen to it, the smoothness of these transitions catches me off guard. The way that Quinn and HJ’s voices flow and meld into each other through the chorus and verses is so smooth and leaves you feeling like you’re floating down a river of emotions.
I honestly don’t know how to explain the way that this song makes me feel each and every time I listen to it, and I find that absolutely beautiful. If you’re looking for something that elicits emotion, I highly suggest you add this track to your rotation.