What stood out in the Stuffed and Ready album was the phenomenal guitar work. I want to start off by saying that this isn’t normally my type of music. But this album has solid production and good songwriting.
“Stupid Fish” is one of my favorites. In this song, Cherry admits that she doesn’t have all the answers. Just like everyone else. No one knows what will happen in the future. “I don’t want to try to pretend, like I know what’s happening. I’m a stupid fish and so are you.”
One thing that bothers me about this album is exactly what’s so great about it- the guitar work. While the guitar performance is impressive, overtime, some of the songs begin to sound the same. Because of this, I’d recommend listening to this album after a few breaks.
“Self Explained” details Cherry’s anti-socialness and those tendencies. Her idiosyncrasies.
This is probably something everyone can relate to, but the lyrics were a little off and awkward.
“I started reeking of the people I was with,” yes, if you hang out with people, you may be influenced by them. But the word ‘reeking’ implies she didn’t like the very people she was with.
More lyrics include, “I am alone a lot, I see this as my weakness,” maybe some introverts might see that like this. “I don’t want people to know how much time I spend alone,” this could be relatable, but she’s letting her anxieties weigh her down and that’s obviously taking a toll. It’s also very repetitive during the second-half of this song.
If you like soulful songs that speak from experience, give Stuffed and Ready a listen.
Hits: “Stupid Fish” “Isolation”
Misses: “Self Explained”
By Tori Weigers