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MXMS – Salvation Hurts

MXMS, short for ‘Me and My Shadow’, came back with the latest single – ‘Salvation Hurts’ from their newly released EP – Funeral Pop I.

Dark, gothic synth-pop matches with what the duo describes themselves best – the ‘Funeral Pop’ duo.

Contrary to the catchy, danceable chorus, the lyrics sends a deep and dark message. It goes ‘Salvation ain’t looking for me’. It seems that Ariel is giving into whatever temptation she’s been trying so hard to resist. No need saving. Not anymore.

Overall, I love how ‘Salvation Hurts’ creates such an open monologue that listeners could easily relate to. It could be a battle from within, a challenge that people struggle to deal with every day.

Vivienne Do