By: Emma Kopelowicz
June 26, 2020
South London-native Cheska Moore has left us with chills running down our spines with her haunting new release, “Almost Over.”
The track begins with the plucked-out chords of an acoustic guitar and Moore’s aching vocals. Slowly the song builds up with echoing xylophone and a chorus of ghostly voices which creates a mystifying symphony behind Moore’s melancholic quavering. Moore’s self-reflective, raw lyrics reveal the emotional toll a toxic relationship has taken on the artist. “I pull you down/You pull me lower/follow you blind with two hands on my shoulder,” Moore sings about the being caught in the clutches of someone else’s suffocating influence.
Set against a dark lullaby, Moore delves into the depths of her past to reveal her own internal struggles. While laying bare her heart, Moore confronts her conflicted emotions with a newfound sense of strength in her voice.
On “Almost Over,” Moore has mustered up the courage to admit to her own mistakes and begin to move forward. This kind of confession is no simple feat, and Moore has managed to keep her head high even when she’s feeling her lowest. Powerful and moving, “Almost Over” has confirmed Cheska Moore is a force to be reckoned with. Stream the track below, and tell us what you think of it on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine. Feel free to connect with our writer as well: @emkopel!
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