By Alissa Arunarsirakul // July 16, 2020
One of our favorite emerging Australian talents is will hyde, who’s just about ready to dominate the indie pop charts. With a knack for dreamy vocals, hyde left us speechless after his debut offering, and he’s about to do it again with his next best. Without further ado, we present to you hyde’s sentimental new single: “meant to be.”
On “meant to be.,” will hyde shared,
“‘meant to be.’ is about thinking you are over someone only to see them and realize you still have a lot of feelings left in that relationship. I think that that comfort and connection I have with someone never really fades over time. There’s always feelings that I have left with that person that can come back up and make me remember the good times. I find it hard to let people go and really detach myself from relationships completely. Moving on and trying to make peace with the fact that there are things I didn’t get to say to them is hard. It also makes me weary entering new relationships.”
Opening with enchanting charms, “meant to be.” immediately straps us in for a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Whether it’s the hard-hitting bass lines or the whirling electronics, “meant to be.” really does offer a gorgeous side of hyde’s stylings. The accompanying visual depicts hyde relaying “meant to be.” as his exuberance rings loud and clear.
“I try to allow myself to feel the pain as much as I can, and I have a habit of denying how I feel so I can push past that moment. I’m not sure where that comes from — maybe it’s a safety thing I do to protect myself from trauma I’ve felt in my past relationships. So this song really is about an inner conflict with myself. Sometimes the heart speaks louder than I can talk to myself and the song touches on being unsure if things would be different. I am sometimes so optimistic that it blinds me to the troubles at the root of the relationship. Getting back with that person and allowing them in my life doesn’t mean I would have a different outcome with them. It’s hard to face the root causes of the breakdown, but it’s the only way to move on from it.”