LATEST DROP: ‘Milk’ by Cheats
March 7, 2019 Kae Luna
‘Milk’ by Cheats is out now, and it’s nothing about dairy products.
People say that no one can really know for sure the meaning behind a piece of art other than the artist himself, but this single from Cheats is definitely not like any other song they have! ‘Milk’ is already out on Spotify and it might just be the saddest song you’ve heard in a while.
A different flavor
How does milk taste? Milk tastes like… well, milk. Just like this song is its own flavor. In contrast to the celebratory and feisty tunes that Cheats was always known for, the eight-piece band opted for a song with the saddest lyrics. I guess I can say their lyrics have always been on the realistic side rather than making us wear rose-colored glasses, but this one song is also paired with a melancholic tune to match.
The song had a lo-fi vibe to it through the first verse and refrain and then transitions to a beat towards the end.
Grief all over
The song shouts grief from every angle (or at least that’s how I hear it), from someone’s departure. ‘Milk’ talks about seemingly mundane tasks and giving it a much heavier equivalent.
Living alone is easy
It’s keeping someone that’s impossible
Fixing your bed’s automatic
It’s choosing a side that becomes a chore
Trying to sleep is a terrorWhen thinking of who is responsible
Sleeping alone is just breathingIt’s waking without you that’s all fucked upI lost my heart when I kept it from you