- George Gandy
Song Review: "You" by Regard, Troye Sivan, and Tate McRae
Regard and Troye Sivan teamed up to release probably the most boring collaboration of a techno-esque song I’ve ever heard titled “You,” which is probably the most cliché and overused song title, but I digress.
In my opinion, this goes for every piece of media entertainment out there; the worst reaction you could face when it comes to a project you release is boredom. At least with something terrible, I could laugh or spend enough time picking it apart, which is something I can’t say for something boring where it feels like a slog trying to get through it.
That’s exactly how this song felt to me; the same by-the-numbers electronic instrumentation with the same synthesized clapping used as percussion while someone electronically and distantly moans in the background; making sounds along the lines of “ohh” or “ahh.” The only thing I did like that they didn’t reuse was the techno-piano used at the one-minute mark, but that’s pretty much it.
The lyrics seemed oddly familiar because it’s yet another song about people not being able to get over a break-up, yet they are unable to understand why they can’t. The lyrical content feels like a more simplified version of Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now;” both songs are about wishing to be back with a significant other while being drunk.
As a result, I’m more frustrated over how boring the song itself is rather than it’s lack of originality; maybe if they at least attempted something new with the instrumentation (like with the keyboard sections) or taken a more subtle approach to the lyrics, I would at least have more emotion, but as it stands, it’s a song that doesn’t make me feel anything at all, positive or negative.