Sheare Chronicles Bittersweet Closure With New Track 'Girlfriend': Exclusive

Alex Michael Kennedy

Independent, synth-pop artist Sheare reflects on and unloads from a toxic relationship in his latest single “Girlfriend," premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Sept. 12).

Despite experiencing heartbreak, the L.A. based, New York native survives an unreciprocated love and lives to sing the tale in the anthemic single. Despite its upbeat tempo, “Girlfriend” follows the sincere and vulnerable unfolding of a relationship gone wrong and all of the unexpected closure and acceptance that comes with it. 

"‘Girlfriend’ is the first song I've ever written where both lyrically and conceptually every single line was a true recounting of what had unfolded in my last relationship,” Sheare reveals to Billboard. “There's something hauntingly bittersweet about finding a remorseful-filled letter only to realize that once I finally got the closure I had never received, I no longer cared and had finally moved on." 

The song allows Sheare to put forth raw, personal lyrics like “I would have given you my dying breath but honestly you never acted like my girlfriend,” that are masked by a lively production, proving his artistic ability to not only navigate, but execute the theme of emotional ambiguity. 

"When I was producing the song, I wanted it to sound like The Police, but sad," he shares. 

Listen to “Girlfriend” below.


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