I listen to at least 80 songs a day running this site (most days it’s a lot more), and sometimes I zone out when I hear the lyrics to the tracks that I’m sent.
But I was genuinely moved by the words that came out of this release from Bristol-born, LA based singer-songwriter Lauren Aquilina. This song is well worth playing.
“‘Swap Places’ is a song about insecurity, but mostly it’s a song about wanting to be nicer to yourself. I find that when I get into that dark hole of comparing myself to other people, it’s usually not because I actually would rather be someone else, but more that I just wish I had the confidence to be the best version of myself all the time. It’s a lyric that resonates a lot with me but also the most upbeat pop song I’ve put out for a while, so I’m excited for people to hear it.”