Sometimes what we really need to get through the day is reassurance that we’re awesome, and sometimes we find it through song. Nico Vega‘s newest single “I Believe (Get Over Yourself)” does just that while being wrapped up in an upbeat rock package.This ‘believe-in-yourself’ track makes it easy to forget those who fail to see your potential and encourages you to believe in someone other than yourself, because you may just be that person whom they need to snap them out of feeling down on themselves.
“I Believe (Get Over Yourself)” has a conversational feel to it that paints a picture of telling a person who supports you how much you appreciate them with lines like, “you made me think/that I could be almost anything/that I could rise above it all endlessly/and you brought me back to life.” Even when it gets to the chorus, it continues on with the easygoing musical banter that makes this song great while switching off perspectives to that of the supporter, speaking, “I believe, I believe, I believe that this is your life and it can move you/You believe that things are better when left unsaid but you’re a fool cause you don’t believe in anything good.”
This upbeat ‘there’s-someone-who-believes-in-you-whether-you-know-it-or-not’ song is the perfect musical blend of the styles of Grouplove and Florence + the Machine. It’s funky and fun yet still has a strong indie rock aspect weaved in. It’s very anthem-like with happy-sounding guitar riffs and softer percussion paired with a dance-able pace that’s relatively different than their past works. It definitely has the same musical appeal as Imagine Dragons‘ breakout hit “It’s Time” because of its ability to create positive emotions while still keeping frontwoman Aja Volkman’s theatrical vocals (which is ironic because she happens to be married to the lead singer of Imagine Dragons).
“I Believe (Get Over Yourself)” takes a subject matter that has a lot of songs written about it and brings a fun, refreshing spin on it. Instead of making you feel like you’re a fragile porcelain doll if you have doubts about yourself, this track makes you feel empowered and inspires you to pass on positivity by befriending those who might be trying to blend into the crowd instead of showing off how great they are. It’s a great song that’s extremely relatable in this day and age while still making you want to dance. I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes the anthem for the next big coming-of-age film.