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Singled Out: Justine Dorsey's Cliche


05/26/2015
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Today singer-songwriter Justine Dorsey tells us about her latest single "Cliche" which follows "Best Worst Day Ever," from the soundtrack of the Disney film "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". Here is the story:

My brain, when in the midst of crushing on someone, is of a dual nature. There's the omg-I-like-this-person-so-much-everything-is-sparkly part, and then there's the omg-why-am-I-doing-this-I-hate-myself part.

The first part is fun. But that second part - the self-analyzing, self-loathing part- has always been so interesting to me. Why do I beat myself up when I have feelings for someone?

So I wrote a song about it. I realized that the beating-myself-up thing comes from feeling like a complete and utter cliché. Girls get labeled "boy crazy" way more often than guys get labeled "girl crazy", I think, like the only thing that consumes our head is luuuvvv.

But here's the thing: when I like someone, they really do consume my thoughts. I can barely keep a straight face when I hear someone say their name. I "keep turning corners" with the tiny hope that they will- for whatever mystical reason- be "standing there waiting for me". (Yes, I am quoting myself, I promise I don't do that in daily life.) (OR DO I??) (I don't.) (Have I lost you yet? Parentheses!!) I search for hidden messages in the books I read and the movies I watch like they contain some prophetic sign that we will one day be together.

After three years of playing "Cliché", I finally get that that whole mentality is actually just… human. It doesn't take anything away from you as a person. It just means you're feeling extra extra sparkly, and what's the harm in that?

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself as you watch the video here and learn more about Justine right here!