It’s been quite a while since I’ve covered anything FLETCHER, which is a shame since she’s quite possibly one of my favorite vocalists and songwriters around right now. Thankfully, we’re here with a brand new FLETCHER banger titled “Healing,” and it’s one of the rawest songs I’ve heard kick it in the pop scene in a long time.
In regards to “Healing,” FLETCHER had the following to say about her latest track and her personal path to healing, “I’ve spent my whole life looking for answers on how to be better, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, intellectually. I thought, ‘if I can just figure out the secret, all my problems will be solved.’ As if everyone had the fix but me. Between different relationships, doctors, healers, crystals, self-help books, medications, podcasts, you name it, I sought it out.”
She continues, “my own strength and love and soul has always been there, but I couldn’t see that. This song is the foundation of what’s to come…an era of healing…and feeling myself for the first time ever.” It’s fantastic that the pop star is finally embracing herself, as it’s not an easy task. But, with the help of writers Scott Harris and ALDAE, is FLETCHER truly on the path of musical resurrection, reflection, and healing? Let’s find out.
“Healing” is raw down to its core. It is an emotional masterpiece of sound that drags listeners on a wild ride through FLETCHER’s psyche as if it was a ride at Disneyland. “The smoke ain’t gone, but it’s clearing. I ain’t there yet, but I’m healing,” these are just some of the lyrics showcased on “Healing” that reveals just how well FLETCHER worked with her co-writers Scott Harris and ALDAE to create the perfect playground for the pop star to let herself be vulnerable.
Instrumentally, “Healing” isn’t anything all too special. But, it gets the job done amazingly, being as simple as the instrumentation is. A chill vibed snowglobe of basic notes and beats help catapult FLETCHER’s vocal range and melodies to new heights. “Healing” might be my favorite song since “All Love,” a song I had on tearful repeat for a few days. “Healing” has the same effect but in a far more hopeful package. Everything’s finally “alright.”
“Healing” is a special song, that’s for sure. If you’re on a self-reflection journey of your own, this is the song to keep on hand when you’re starting to feel like life’s getting too heavy. This is for sure FLETCHER at her strongest, an open book filled with stories from heartbreak to overcoming insane mental obstacles. “Healing” has a little bit of everything for everyone.
I’ll be honest, between my own bouts of depression and self-sabotage, I completely went against my own advice of “music is your friend, the stranger you need to hear you,” and completely skipped over FLETCHER’s latest EP, THE S(EX) TAPES, which I heard was an amazing release. I’m sure I’ll find time to listen to it sometime. But, in regards to “Healing” and FLETCHER’s latest musical pathway. It’s simply amazing.
As I mentioned earlier, it’s infrequent nowadays that artists let us the listener in this close to their raw personal feelings, especially regarding a path of recovery. But, FLETCHER welcomes us in with open arms as we all take our own healing path alongside her. This one will be on repeat, and I can’t wait to hear it being sung in a venue among fans.
If you’d like to keep up with all things FLETCHER, she’s insanely active on her social channels, which you can find links to via her official website.