If you’ve never heard of Julia Michaels I can almost guarantee you’ve heard one of the songs she has written. She wrote ‘Sorry’ for Justin Bieber, ‘Bad Liar’ for Selena Gomez and ‘Miss Moving On’ for Fifth Harmony. We already know she can write a banger. We discovered though that she is an incredible performer when she released her first single ‘Issues’. She is back and I am falling more and more in love with her.
I don’t know if you’ve ever been through a break-up, but part of the healing process is learning to live independently again. It’s a weird feeling. Sometimes you have bad thoughts. One of the things I struggle with the most when going through a break up is going from supporting that person to realising you’re no longer their support team. It’s almost like cheering for your favourite sports team but then realising you don’t actually want them to win anymore. This is harder than sports though. It isn’t that you don’t want that person to succeed- of course you do, but you are hurting, their success might not excite you as much as it used to. You might feel guilty for not being as supportive as you were. Those thoughts are totally normal. You have to deal with your feelings and emotions in your own way.
The other part of this song that I think is amazing is part of the chorus, the lyrics are “I know we can fix these kinks. But the worst in me doesn’t want to work on things. But the best of me wants to love you, I really want to.” Going through a break up can be such a confusing time especially if there was no real reason for the break up. Don’t get lost in the thought of working things out. You will work things out if you are supposed to. The idea that you’re going to get back together will only prevent you from making progress. It’s important to feel like we are making progress in all areas of life whether it be career, relationships or your hobbies.
This is the second single from her album “Nervous System”, check out Julia’s live performance of ‘Worst In Me’ live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.