Jessica Meuse’s Single Review

Jessica Meuse’s Single Review

By Harriet Kaplan

Singer/songwriter Jessica Meuse has just released her latest single, “Rio Grande,” a sweeping and exhilarating countrified pop song “about the kind of love that fills your heart when you meet the person you truly believe is “the one.” The performance of “Rio Grande” feels heartfelt and Meuse delivers it with passion anchored by her soaring and booming vocals. In this autobiographical song, Meuse remains hopeful about love but ultimately is realistic when things just don’t work out and setting healthy boundaries and becoming empowered by the whole experience running through the gamut of emotions. “It’s about that rush, that current that’s so powerful it’s pointless to swim against, so you just go with it and let it carry your heart wherever it leads.” The talented and feisty Meuse further described “Rio Grande”: “as one-sided love that was a very real and heartfelt experience for me in 2014-2015. It’s about a love that, for me, was the epitome of what love should be…It was that long lost diamond in what was thought to be a barren mine that was only found because someone had the guts to venture into the darkness to seek precious stones one last time.  It’s about that feeling you get when you’re so thirsty you’re about to faint, but you suddenly come across a desert spri”Rio Grande” is about satisfaction of the soul and complete fulfillment – finding your missing puzzle piece and thinking, “Wow, I never have to worry about having my heart broken again.  This is really it.  The majority of the song is about the aforementioned rush, the happiness that comes along with a new love.  I had found a diamond, but it was shattered and scattered “along the road I had to run.”  “Rio Grande” is about taking chances.  It’s about vulnerability and finding strength in that vulnerability.  It’s about wearing your heart on your sleeve, being able to feel and be alive, and knowing when to walk away from something or someone when that kind of nakedness of the soul is not or no longer is reciprocated.  “Rio Grande” is about strength and being unbreakable.”

 

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