Presley Duyck is pulling at the heartstrings with her original single “My Someone” which was released in June of this year. The Texas-based singer-songwriter’s most recent single deals with the heartbreak and longing associated with loved ones going off to war.
Produced by Chris Garcia and featuring guitar by Nick Lashley, Duyck’s warm vocals combined with soothing, laidback instrumentals make this track easy listening. The song begins with delicate “oohs” followed by the line, “It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the city / It’s been a long time since you’ve called me pretty.”
The chorus goes:
“Your time’s a souvenir
You are a pioneer
You did the frontier, now it’s time to rest my dear”
It tells us that the narrator, while proud of their achievements and the service they’ve provided for their country, is ready for her partner to return home.
Duyck doesn’t hold back when detailing the lows of this very challenging relationship dynamic. There is a strong vulnerability when the narrator addresses Jesus directly and asks for guidance in the bridge. “Sweet Jesus hear me now / I don’t care how loud”. This line shows just how unafraid the narrator is to ask for help. She is desperate for things to get better.
“My Someone” is Duyck’s fifth studio single as an indie singer-songwriter. Her other singles “Juliet” and “Cold Together” share a similar folk/rock sound that fans of “My Someone” will thoroughly enjoy. Duyck’s music has a rare honesty and southern twang that is original and refreshing.
Reviewed by Gabriela Huselton
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