After breaking into 2021 with a collaboration with Sam Hunt, it was clear Grammy-nominated artist Ingrid Andress was starting a new journey towards a second LP. The chapter continued with the stunning confession-like track, “Good Person,” which featured layered vocals and a pristine pop soundscape mixed with a steel guitar twang that showcased how Andress is at the top when it comes to connecting genres. Her follow-up, “Seeing Someone Else,” was released on May 13th.
“Seeing Someone Else” begins the way it’s expected to. The title hints that someone who once loved Andress is now talking to someone new. She sings, “I think you’re seeing someone else / Yeah we’re from the same hometown / Wears her hair up like mine / Got the same blue in her eyes.” Before she jumps into the first chorus she ends the first stanza with the line, “I can tell she’s on your mind / Maybe she’s more your type.”
When the chorus bursts open, the instrumental does too. Where the beginning of the song starts with slight guitar pulses adjacent to Andress’ lower register, the chorus is louder and angrier as the acoustic guitar sounds turn into powerful strums.
The first chorus is also when we realize the “someone else” Andress is singing about, is not another person entirely but an older version of herself that her partner still wants her to be. She exclaims, “I think you’re seeing who I used to be / I bet you wish I was the girl that you met / Out at a bar, makin' a mess, still 23 / And if you’re honest with yourself / You know you’re hanging onto history, yeah yeah / You say you’re still in love but it’s so obvious when you look at me / I think you’re seeing someone else.” After finishing the last line, there are echoes of “Woahs” that feel like an added bonus. The harmonies in the stacked vocals are fun to listen to and add depth just like in the recently released “Good Person."
As “Seeing Someone Else” picks up and grows, it becomes increasingly fiercer. Andress talks directly to her subject with no hesitation. The first minute feels like a serious confrontation and as the song progresses into the final chorus, it feels like a weight has been lifted off of Andress as the production becomes more grandiose and triumphant.
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