Loic Nottet– Million Eyes (SSJ #67)

Hello, bloggers!

It’s been ages since the last “Sunday Slow Jam” (back in November– wow!), but now it’s back! This week, I’m sharing with you my current music obsession, which is “Million Eyes” by Loïc Nottet, a Belgian singer and dancer who had won the Belgium The Voice in 2014.

Beginning with soft, echoing thumps at the start of the track, Nottet’s voice begins gravely and reflective, but breaking with emotion as he continues to sing about past pain and judgement from others. Soon enough, his voice takes off, soaring into falsetto as he begins dancing in ankle-deep water, as if trying shake or wash off the past from his body. Really, it gets quite intense.

While some people might view the music video as melodramatic, Nottet has stated in interviews that it’s his most-personal song to date, as he had been inspired by past pain and grief, e.g. bullying, isolation, social judgement. I could definitely relate to these themes, as I’ve experienced them when I was younger. It’s a matter of being brave in the face of, literally, a “million eyes” of the public, and breaking free from their watchful glances. It’s about expressing yourself the way you want, and not letting criticism get to you. “Million Eyes” is an empowering song, and I definitely encourage you to give it a listen!

Hope you have a good rest of the weekend, and until later!

— The Finicky Cynic

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