In the book of Unholy Mischi, Elle Newmark writes, “Unrequited love does not die; it is only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before.
Sage has just released the latest anthem for hearts wallowing in pain thanks to unrequited love. The song weaves a tapestry of a lonely lover, yearning and bemoaning un reciprocated emotions.
Produced by her musical main-stay Dillie, the sadness soundtrack dubbed Watching You starts on a mellow note, and ends in a crescendo. It paints the picture of a love-struck soul, in love alone with another incapable of wanting them back. It really is the stuff of a thousand tear-stained tales, about pain and brokenness.
The opening lines are: You got me always thinking about love. Got me wondering what could have been of us; yeah it’s true I’ve been thinking about you and I.” Watching you is one of those songs that hits you in waves first, and then a tsunami when you least expect it. It is heavy and layered, yet so beautifully done it makes you feel like you’re floating as the song unfolds note by note.
The song’s sunset captures the end of this narrative quite well: You’re caught up in your haze; caught up in your daze; caught up in your ways!
For there is truly nothing like unrequited love; it either breaks you or teaches you how to handle your heart and dam your overflow. That way, love does not continuously burn you to shouldering ashes. The video drops in a few breaths so keep your eyes peeled for that.