The market for breakup songs has a tendency to be oversaturated. That makes it a hard topic to work with in an original way. Luckily, there’s a new song out there that adds its own flavor to things. It’s called ‘Witch Bitch’ by Bryan Barnes. The overarching topic is a deep one, but the spin on the lyrics delving into heartbreak makes it less dreary. It’s fun, but in a way that makes you feel lots of feelings. You just have to check it out for yourself!
‘Witch Bitch’ is nothing short of a banger. The trap beat and dreamy synths work with ethereal vocal harmonies sung within the background. These aspects all culminate to provide the perfect basis for the punky emo-rap bars spit overtop. There’s so much emotion in the stylism of the vocals, and their sound has such a powerful charge. There’s a lot of feeling behind this track, and that’s one of the things that makes it such an amazing one to explore. It’s raw.
Lyrically, ‘Witch Bitch’ seems to capture the story of being pulled into a relationship as if it’s magic and then leaving after being poisoned by its toxicity. “I don’t think you notice / That you broke my heart like that / And it’s been hard to focus / I don’t want to dwell on that,” the opening of the track resounds. It’s a “breakup song” as stated by Bryan himself, but it’s written in such a captivating way. This is because this track utilizes witchy references such as brooms, potions, and voodoo to paint a vivid imaginary picture of its topic. There’s so much creativity in how it explores a breakup with an essence of fantasy. It puts a nice spin on things, which makes ‘Witch Bitch’ stand out above many of the other breakup songs out there today.
Bryan Barnes is an independent musician and mixing/mastering engineer based in Detroit, Michigan. Bryan started making music when he was young by freestyling at house parties with friends, and that’s what evolved into the music he makes today. ‘Witch Bitch’ comes right out of all that passion for making music, and his freestyling is likely one of the things that helped him develop the well-crafted lyrics he wrote for this track. The beat of ‘Witch Bitch’ was produced by Zebra Tiger, and Bryan laid down the vocals in his own bedroom. There’s so much to be said for the production, as the vocals are captured so crisply. You should definitely give ‘Witch Bitch’ a listen, you might just fall under its spell.
Written by Sage Plapp