WRENN Does Not Hold Back on “Craigslist Personals”
Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places. In the case of 22-year-old, Los Angeles based singer-songwriter WRENN, the muse for her new single came from a high fever and cold medicine which put her mind in a fragile yet receptive state. Like on her previous releases, WRENN has a way of taking her experiences and turning them into songs that are at once beautiful, angry, socially aware and relatable.
On “Craigslist Personals WRENN Said:
“‘Craigslist Personals’ was quite literally a fever dream I had at 3 am. I had the flu, taken too much cough medicine, woke up at 3 am and found myself in the stairwell of my parents’ house admitting to myself that I was still completely in love with my ex-girlfriend. We both were living through delusions at that point, and she absolutely would not examine the false narrative she has constructed in her head. In that sense, the line in the chorus ‘if you pretend I’m not around, can you pretend to hear me out’ personifies the song in its entirety. I felt like I was just silently begging her to take a step back and view both our faults as partners as honestly as possible in order to grow for ourselves, and our future relationships. Instead, she found more comfort in finding someone new, cutting their hair, dressing them up in my clothes, and using this highly-constructed relationship to shield her from herself. The whole thing was like a poorly veiled personal add I’m not even sure she knew she was advertising. This song was everything I wish she could have truly heard. I hope everyone else can hear it.”
When Alanis Morisette exploded on the scene in 1995 with “Jagged Little Pill”, she did so because she had a unique way of turning angst into beauty and everyday life into anthems. We see a lot of those characteristics in WRENN. There is honest, raw emotion here that comes layered in melody and mayhem. We can see WRENN becoming as important to her own generation as Alanis was to hers.
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