SONG PICK: Sophie Kilburn – I’m in Love with My Therapist
“I’m in Love with My Therapist.” Does Sophie Kilburn mean it literally or figuratively? In her new super-catchy indie-rock banger, the U.K. singer/songwriter voices her frustration that mounts with the second: “Gotta get out of here!,” she sings repeatedly. But where? Therapy does not seem to be a solution.
Sophie gives some background about the song:
“It was lockdown number two, and I was annoyed at myself for killing yet another plant and the story of the song just fell from my frustration. When you go to therapy, you are trying to understand your emotions and behaviours. Sometimes that digging causes confusion, you start to project feelings, like your longing to fall in love, onto a person who ‘gives you the time of day’. It is quite a morbid thought that the only person who you feel who gets you and you can share anything with, is your therapist.
They know everything about you, and you know nothing about them but the consistency of being emotionally intimate with them causes feelings to grow to the point of breaking point. What started off as an extreme, slightly comical idea quickly started to make a lot of sense, especially when I found falling for your therapist is a common thing. I didn’t write the song to shock or to be angsty. I am just calling it out for what it is to open a dialogue. At the end of the day, we all want to be heard, appreciated, and loved and if someone makes you feel like you are, it is bound to cross boundaries.”
Watch the video for our Song Pick of the Day, “I’m in Love with My Therapist,” here:
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