This is a song I turn to when I feel bad about myself. If you look at the lyrics at face value, it may come across as cliché-ridden, cheesy song, but what really gets to me is the music and how Renee sings it. There’s no melodrama, there’s no false sincerity — calm and measured, laid-back but direct. Like a mother reassuring a young child.
This is the only album of Renee’s that I own, but it has a very unique sound to it, though nothing really jumps out as odd and unusual. I’d call it “folk-tronic” because it has lots of gentle acoustic guitars, but with electronic beats and synth treatments in the background. And all fairly mellow and laid-back. I’ve owned this album for over a year now, and I just don’t get tired of it.
Whoever told you that you were not good enough
Need to know why it’s just a lie
However long ago somebody told you so
When you decide it’s just a lie
You didn’t know that you were nothing
You didn’t know, so you give up
What if I told you that you were loved
What if you knew that you were loved
It appears that after a long period of inactivity, Renee is back in action. Catch the latest on her web site.