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Identity Crisis - Emily Weisband

The Experience: Realizing I don't know who I am now... faking who you are until you don't know.
The Vibe: Nostalgia.
The Topic: Authenticity.
The Value: Identity.
The Tension: Driving myself mad to fit in that crowd (Pretending) vs. Waking up so empty with no way out (Wanting/needing to be authentic).

Music video: Different versions of Emily Weisband sing the same identity crisis, even sharing the split screen just like they're splitting her life.

The Meaning of Identity Crisis: When you don't know who you are - it's heavy being in your twenties time of life you're figuring out what it is you believe - the danger is you fake it and never figure it out - split personality of the heart. Emily Weisband sings about splitting herself between slut, prude, drinker, smoker, bible study goer, and daddy's girl until she realizes I don't know who I am now. The good news? God is way more patient than he's given credit. He wants you be authentic. And finally reaching your identity crisis means it's time to become just that.

Ask yourself: You decide to become authentic. Do you choose who to become? Or is authenticity a discovery that you can get wrong?

Album: Identity Crisis - 2019

LYRICS:


Oh oh
Imma let you in on a secret
I'd be a slut one day and a prude the next
Yeah I'd wear nothing but a bra, then a turtleneck
 I'd send a picture for attention tell him he could get it, 
But he'd never get very far
Yeah I'd pretend that I like drinking and cigarettes
 Every time I hung out with certain friends
And I was hitting up bible study with the rest
Split personality of the heart
Tryin' to please my daddy so he’d be proud
And driving myself mad to fit in that crowd
And waking up so empty with no way out
Realizing I don’t know who I am now

And holy sh-t it's heavy
Being in your twenties
Time of life you're figuring out what it is you believe
But God is way more patient than he's given credit
Turns out that your girl was the farthest thing from authentic
But I'm looking and I'll find it
Yeah I'm proud to say that I'm in an identity crisis
Oh oh oh
Yeah I'm in an identity crisis
Identity crisis yeah

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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