TUNE Omahrose - You Left Me
On a first listen, the track is something to dance your troubles away to, something to feel good about’, Omahrose explains, but ‘really, there’s an undercurrent of aggression in the lyrics; you’re hearing the thought process of the character I’m writing about, she’s not there to socialise, she’s there to get fucked up and dance hard to forget everything, not just her troubles. She’s drunk on rage’. These conflicting emotions of unconscious oblivion and forceful defiance manifest in the combination of a bumping instrumental and alluring vocal. Omahrose states of the character she writes in the song, ‘every single person in the club is her enemy, there’s no comfort in a girl-group, instead: “there are some bitches in here/My rage makes it hard to see clear”’.
The club is the perfect setting for this emotional expression, it’s dark and busy enough to lose yourself in, like Omahrose’s own experiences of living in London. The realism of a powerful, often conflicted woman’s voice is rarely heard in R&B, neo-soul, or most music for that matter. But, with ‘You Left Me’ Omahrose puts forward a clear message, and a voice to be heard: ‘it’s not necessarily empowering, it’s the raw emotion you feel before you’re empowered’.