If this ain’t the bluntest country artist I’ve ever heard in my life, I don’t know who is. Andie Duquette is the kind of artist who can somehow read your mind and put you in check with her metaphorical songs on her album, Here We Are.
While I’m on that, can I just mention that she is literally every jerk or player’s worst nightmare? Don’t take that lightly because it’s the truth. Almost every song on her hit album, Here We Are, is a metaphorical symphony about toughening up, facing your wrongs and getting over it, or about life not always being the best, but still good and worth living.
Again, it’s like she literally read your mind before you willingly decided to give Here We Are a listen. Do you know any other artist who can do that?
No? I didn’t think so.
As a music fanatic and a passionate lover of writing, there were numerous songs that struck me as my favorite. I’d say the first song would have to be Lock Stock and Barrel. The metaphorical sense of this song is FIRE! You literally have a song that’s about falling for someone you KNOW you shouldn’t be falling for. I bet we’ve all had that sort of thing happen to us. I know I have, especially because I tend to develop feelings for people way too quickly (don’t judge me). So, being that person with that kind of flaw, this song really resonated with me. Speaking of which, I can’t say enough about Andie’s delivery. It’s almost like she’s scolding herself for falling for someone she knows isn’t good for her. To be honest, I think a good scolding is something that we all need sometimes, especially to bring us back to reality. If any artist is aware of that, it’s Andie for sure.
Another favorite of mine would have to be Get Out of My Way. If anything, I think that that’s the ultimate break-up revenge song. Matter of fact, I think Get Out Of My Way should be the break-up song of the year. Why, you may ask? Well, Andie makes it clear that’s moved on from a failed (and seemingly bad) relationship. Before I go any further, I’ll just say that from the outside looking in, it seemed that the relationship was quite unhealthy, as there was barely any communication or consideration being involved. If anything, a bunch of carelessness seemed to be the issue (compliments of Wrong Wrong Wrong, I Hate Myself For Loving You, and Stop Kicking My Heart Around). However, when one party is completely over the relationship, the other party seems to want her back. Actually, he seems to beg her to come back. But, of course, that just can’t happen. If anything, it sounds like the country version of Demi Lovato’s Sorry (Not Sorry), but with different lyrics. If anything, I commend Andie for writing this kind of song. Too often, women seem to want to go back to the very source that has hurt them and it’s like, “Why? You don’t need that mess. Embrace yourself and know YOUR worth.” That’s pretty much the message that Andie sings to get across…and I don’t blame her.
Believe it or not, this is the country album for everyone, even non-country fans. I guarantee that Here We Are will have such an effect on your musical taste(s).