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Reshma - Single Review: Loneliest Girl

05 May 2021 // A review by Danica Bryant

Reshma’s enchanting new single Loneliest Girl takes a dark approach to the story of a collapsed romance. Having previously built a career in her birthplace of Kuala Lumpur, Loneliest Girl serves as Reshma’s debut musical endeavour into the English language, answering her ambition to release a song in New Zealand, where she grew up.

Loneliest Girl boasts high-quality, anthemic pop production. The thrilling drumbeats are a highlight of the track, taking the emotionally intense lyrics to even greater heights by adding a sense of adrenaline to the mix. The song proudly displays Reshma’s impressive vocals, making excellent use of her deep, enchanting tone, as well as the incredibly clear moments of her higher range.

Structurally, Loneliest Girl’s composition effectively reflects its powerful subject matter in a palatable way. Moody verses emphasising the song’s storyline lead into a sultry, emphatic chorus, at one point bridged by a series of beautiful ad-libs. Whilst the bridge is somewhat simplistic, Reshma quickly returns to that stunning chorus, recognising exactly where the song’s highest highs lie.

Having certainly proven her chops in multiple musical languages, it will be exciting to follow Reshma’s journey from here. Loneliest Girl will leave you craving more from this unique and intriguing artist.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Reshma

She's a rising star in the Malaysian music industry - now this Taranaki-raised 22-year-old has her eyes set on bringing her unique sound and story to New Zealand shores.

Reshma releases her debut English-language single today as part of a release campaign that promises to add an exciting, diverse voice to the growing number of women making waves in Aotearoa's pop music scene.

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Reshma followed her roots to kick-start her creative pursuits and quickly made a splash in the country of over 32 million, appearing as a teenager in the final season of hit Malaysian reality singing competition, Akademi Fantasia, in which she eventually placed third.

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