Song Premiere | Elise Del Mar, “Over For Good”

With having performed in festivals such as Lollapalooza recently, electro-pop sensation Elise Del Mar has proven her ability to connect with audiences through her raw, emotional lyrics and hypnotic vocals. Del Mar draws inspiration from her life experiences and uses music to connect with her audience on a deeper level, as she believes that “music is a way to let people into my life on a deeper level than what they see on the outside. I hope to be able to connect with people by putting raw emotion into songs and singing the words others sometimes struggle to find.”

Del Mar is set to release her upcoming EP Stages. Following the accustomed five levels of grief that one experiences during times of sorrow such as a dissolution of a relationship or the passing of a loved one, Stages seamlessly blends emotive lyrics with catchy electro-pop beats.

“Over For Good,” which dropped today, represents the denial stage of the grief cycle, where the protagonist does not want their relationship to be permanently over, and denies that it inevitably is. Del Mar’s lyrics are both intricate and relatable, and the opening line of the song perfectly portrays the denial the protagonist is experiencing: “I still have your t-shirt in your drawer, guess you didn’t want it bad.” The line encapsulates the singer’s inability to accept that the drawer that was once her ex-lover’s is now just a drawer in her house. The line that follows, “or maybe there’s a chance that we’ll still work, and it’s your excuse to come right back,” highlights the depths of their denial, as the protagonist believes that their ex-partner deliberately left their things as a way to leave the door open for a potential reconciliation.

The mesmerizing song boasts cinematic drums with powerful toms and energetic rides and crashes, creating a dynamic, emotional sound that perfectly complements the song’s sense of urgency. The toms provide a deep, resonant foundation, while the rides and crashes add an unstoppable momentum that propels the song forward. The spacious, immersive synths engulf listeners in a melancholic atmosphere, eliciting a sense of longing and loss, and the rhythmic acoustic guitars and captivating vocals add to the song’s emotive, soul-stirring characteristics. As the first track from Elise Del Mar’s upcoming five-song EP, Stages, “Over For Good” sets the tone for the rest of the project, showcasing Del Mar’s lyrical prowess and her ability to craft deeply affecting, sonically rich songs that resonate with listeners.