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Chewing Gum by Bo Milli

Bo Milli’s debut EP ‘Making Friends’ is a compelling collection that captures the essence of coming-of-age in the modern world, and among its standout tracks is the intriguing “Chewing Gum.” This song is a complex narrative wrapped in an indie-pop package, and it’s as catchy as it is thought-provoking.

Musically, “Chewing Gum” fits comfortably within the indie pop landscape, echoing the styles of artists like The Beths and Soccer Mommy. But what sets it apart is its lyrical content and the emotional weight that Bo Milli brings to the song. The track explores the theme of macho-posturing, wrapped in what Bo Milli describes as “unconvincing and plastic girl-power.” It’s a bold take on the dynamics of modern relationships, tackling the complexities of power and vulnerability with a keen eye.

The song’s bravado-filled choruses and guitar solo contrast sharply with its verses, which hint at a deeper emotional turmoil. Bo Milli herself notes that the song is about being “totally unapologetic about having used and dropped someone,” yet the verses suggest that she’s “not nearly as unaffected” as she claims to be. This duality adds a layer of complexity to the song, making it a fascinating listen on multiple levels.

While the song is catchy and easy to jam to, it’s not without its issues. The attempt to blend macho bravado with emotional vulnerability doesn’t always hit the mark, and at times, the song’s message can feel a bit muddled. But even in its imperfections, “Chewing Gum” is a compelling listen. It’s a track that invites you to dig deeper, to look beyond the catchy melody and explore the emotional landscape that Bo Milli so skillfully paints.

Whether you’re drawn to its catchy melody or its thought-provoking lyrics, “Chewing Gum” is a song that will stick with you long after the final note has played.