Imperfect Fifth writes that “avant-pop temptress Alex Lilly’s single ‘Terrible Person’ is a pulsating, mysterious gem that plays with subtlety both in the music and lyrics.” The track the site continues,, “starts out as one might expect, with Lilly singing “that would make you a really really terrible person. and make me the dumb one for having loved you,” implying a sense of clarity and empowerment. But the intricacies of the situation are revealed in a later verse when she sings “or wait am i just a really really terrible person just like you so i deserve you, come back,” showing that it’s never as simple as the earlier line may suggest. Behind her words is a muted beat that seems like it’s accelerating, and a perpetually rising melody which works together to create an understated feeling of urgency.”
Sound intriguing? Read the full feature here. “Terrible Person” appears on Lilly’s new bundle Love In Three Colors, at radio now.