Sirs & Madams, composed and gentle, yet rough at all the right times.
Blending their vibes of folk rock and danceable indie tunes, they’ve captured the essence of youth.
They’ve loved and lost. They’ve tried and failed. They’ve been hurt and healed. And they keep going.
‘Four Letter Word’ starts in a solemn state, coming from self-analyzing, retrospective thoughts. Vocals come in. “I was a four-letter for you” is repeated twice, and hits you with (probably) not-so-good memories of young love. At 0:43, the song picks up, the attitude changes. The band assures you that you’re not alone. “I can’t be the only one this way” is repeated multiple times. “Give me a reason why I should bend;” reminds us that we didn’t do anything wrong. The first step in getting over heartbreak is to forgive yourself. You can’t bend over backwards or feel guilty for someone who doesn’t have the same feelings for you. You come to terms with this as Laura sings, “I keep wasting all of my breath.” As the song fades out, I hope you can see their point and find even a small amount of composure in regards to your respective situations.