Track Review: Think of Me by Vérité

Pop-singer Vérité gets real on her latest single

American singer-songwriter, Vérité, dropped the track "Think of Me" on Friday. The song is the second single from her upcoming sophomore studio album New Skin, set to release on October 25.

Raw, bitter, but still playful, the light pop banger track, with bright vocals and poignant lyrics, is about the ugly side of relationships. A mellow 808 and swelling synth lends the song an anthemic tone. Vérité's lyricism and storytelling make it easy to visualize what proves to be an honest and refreshing twist on an oftentimes overdone genre of breakup pop.

Vérité leans into her anger, “I hope you love her with the lights low and think of me/ put the shame off with the benzos/ and think of me always”. This isn’t the theatrical romance we’re used to from recent pop anthems, Vérité doesn’t romanticize the issue: love hurts. The honesty with which she leans into the ugliness of love and romance is what makes this track so refreshing, and the breakup anthem we didn’t know we needed this fall.

With a track this strong, New Skin can’t come soon enough.