Electro pop act, Neoma (the artistic project of Ecuadorian singer-songwriter-producer Carla Huiracochahas) has shared the video for her new single, “Say You Love Me”. The track, which can be heard now below, begins as an intimate piano ballad before a shuffling hip-hop beat enters the mix in the track’s second half giving it new life and energy. “Say You Love Me” is the second single from Neoma’s upcoming album HYPERREAL, which will be released April 29, 2022 via Soundbreaker Records.
Speaking about her inspiration behind this song, Neoma writes, “‘Say You Love Me’ to me is about getting constant reassurance from your partner while you’re in a relationship while acknowledging the fact that having this behavior is toxic. The song is about the fear of having a partner leave and the fear of attachment insecurity happening if your partner leaves. I need constant reassurance that my partner had to be there for me. But, it also explores the freedom of pursuing a non-monogamous arrangement and the fears around the idea of living in an arrangement that isn’t accepted by most societies.”
These themes are encapsulated by the lyrics “hard to find somebody for this modern love”, inspired by David Bowie’s song Modern Love. “I won’t tie up myself/but I won’t leave you alone” talks to Neoma’s fear of being stuck in a long term monogamous relationship while not wanting to detach permanently from her main partner.