A lot of people will be surprised to know that Jessi from Unpretty Rapstar (and, before that, Lucky J) can sing, but she can; her new anthem is a testament to that.  Doing more singing that rapping on this single, Jessi talks about being unsure and needing help to overcome her own fears and frustrations.  While the track seems to aimed at a lover, the not-so-subtext reveals that she is talking to her fans who have made this current moment in her career possible.  In fact, the rap section of the track actually detracts from the overall theme of vulnerability by falling into swagger about doing her and wanting people to say she did her way without any of the hesitation from the other parts.  Still, the track, overall, is strong, and it’s a nice solo transition from guest spots she’s been doing since the end of the show.

pop!gasa allows us to be free…

Lyrics:
Where am I? My emotional wave is growing bigger
Am I in a deep ocean? I swim but there’s nowhere to rest
I sinking at the weight that presses me down, I’m going down
Suffocating from the frustrations
An unbearable pressure rises in my heart

I wanna be myself
I wanna run
I need your love and help
I can overcome if we’re together baby
Just let me free

let me free
let me free
let me free

I know I may seem rude
I was pushed by the fickle waters
I’m shaking
Please take me out of this anxiety

Let me free
Hold my hand so I can escape
Let me free
Just let me free

I wanna be myself
I wanna run
I need your love and help
I can overcome if we’re together baby
Just let me free

Is anyone out there?
Who hears me loud & clear
I’m going without know where I’m going
When it’s hard, I let the strength leave me, it’s just my body
I wanna trust the flow of life

Every moment to me is like a celebration of life
I’m gonna dance my own way
Only got one life to live
No matter what anyone says, I’ma do me
Till the lights go off and the music stops
When the party ends
So I can say, I did it my way

I wanna be myself
I wanna run
I need your love and help
I can overcome if we’re together baby
Just let me free

let me free (let me free)
let me free (let me free)
let me free (let me free)
let me free (let me free)

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