Ashley Tisdale - Symptoms | Album Review
Ashley Tisdale has finally released her highly-anticipated studio album titled 'Symptoms'.
This album has been worth the wait - I really love the whole album. Each song seems so genuine and true to herself. I can certainly hear the passion and feelings that were put into each of the songs. The album is very much Pop with a small hint of Bubblegum-Pop but that sound is coming back and starting to dominate the charts again. Ashley has also revealed that each song title is a symptom she struggled with when facing anxiety and depression.
The album starts with the albums title track, 'Symptoms' which has a really catchy beat and it is a really great way to start the album. It is about having feelings of anxiety when you it is the first stages of a new relationship after finishing a bad relationship. Such a relatable song and I am glad Ashley has decided to go down the personal, real and raw path with this album.
'Looking Glass' approaches the subject of someone not knowing the real her and needs a different perspective or 'looking glass' to see through her. The person seems to be struggling with what people are saying about her in articles or in person and the person is pleading for everyone to get to know her, the real her, not the person the media is portraying. This is a major struggle with society these days, everyone, including myself, makes an opinion on someone from one article you read, it is really bad.
'Love Me & Let Me Go' was the second single released from this album prior to its release and it discusses her struggle with trying to let her anxiety go. The songwriting in this song is outstanding, at first, it sounds like she is talking about a relationship with a lover but if you delve a little deeper, it is about a relationship but it is a relationship between Ashley and her anxiety. This proves that she is an amazing songwriter!