Savannah Ré's new single "Second Thoughts," premiering today on The FADER, has all the trappings of a song about desire, but I see it as a message of self-control: sometimes you just can't trust your feelings when it's late and you've been sipping on something. Over a dizzying beat by producer Eestbound — who made Travis Scott's "Antidote" with GEN F alum Wondagurl — the Toronto singer sets up her tale of late-night distractions from the rumblings of her heart. Eestbound handles the low end, while Savannah Ré's sweet warble approximates tipsy nostalgia: Time is moving backward with this cup to my face. Here's what she told us about the track, from an upcoming EP, in an email:
Although I don't say the line "Second Thoughts" in the song, this is something I wrote from personal experience. It's about when you've been using distractions to tell yourself you're over someone. In a this case the distraction is a party, and then it hits you that you're not as okay as you thought you were, Maybe you have a couple shots of honey Jack in you, and you start to have second thoughts.