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“Be like that” by Kane Brown (ft. Swae Lee, Khalid)
December 31, 2020
Personally, my music taste has always been all over the place. I always say I like a little bit of everything, but one song that really stuck with me this year was “Be like that.” Written by American Music Award (AMA) winner Kane Brown,featuring American rapper Swae Lee and American singer-songwriter and AMA winner Khalid, “Be like that” is the third single in Brown’s EP “Mixtape vol. 1” and is a mix of both modern country and pop music.
In an article from Billboard, Brown says the song is about “all the different feelings you can have in a relationship, and trying not to overthink it. When it gets tough, you want to be on your own, but then you miss the person a second later,” Brown said. “I think it’s something everyone goes through.”
Even if it’s not in a relationship, I’m sure everyone has experienced fighting with someone close to them and wanting to confide in the person even though the two of you are fighting. I think the relatability of this is one of the reasons why I like the song so much.
Before their verse in the song, each of the artists sings the chorus with those who sung the verse(s) prior. The entire song is a comparison between good and bad times in relationships, demonstrated with lines like “I might be better on my own/ I hate you blowin’ up my phone” but followed immediately by, “but I’m not myself the night you’re gone/ There ain’t no way I’m movin’ on/ I’m not afraid I need you bad/ Sometimes it be like that.”
“Be like That” is a unique and relatable combination of two genres that more people should take time to listen to. It’s great beat and emotional lyrics make it my favorite song of 2020.