“If You Let Me” by Skydyv and Head Space is an intense, beautiful pop ballad that blends Head Space’s creative, multifaceted production with Skydyv’s emotional singing and songwriting. The song is a deep look into a period of heartbreak and the choices we make while healing.
Beginning with a haunting rhythm of ambient piano chords garnished with sparse drum beats, the instrumental choices seem to mimic the somber and scattered thoughts surrounding a heartbreak. Skydyv’s vocals are pleasantly smooth with just a hint of yearning that drives the lyrics like daggers as he describes diving into a love affair after being burned by another. The song builds with electronic melodies and flourishes until the chorus as he sings with heart-wrenching honesty “I’ll break your heart if only you let me”.
While Skydyv has written music his entire life, the Los Angeles-based artist began pursuing music seriously about three years ago while attending college. The artist states that “If You Let Me” is “about being in a very vulnerable, dark place” and that the song “helped me grow and find myself”. The story behind the song is apparent in every instrumental and lyrical choice; each note is dripping with an earnest pain that will resonate with anyone who has ever been on the bad side of heartbreak.