A moving pop single from New York-based artist Alesandra Pollack, “Deep End” depicts a state of falling alongside an eclectic production — rousing from the ardent title-touting refrain to the dreamy introspection within the verses. “Started with a joke, ended with a dare,” the vocals let out in the latter sections, wondering “maybe I’m too complicated, I’m surprised I’ve made it this far.” The ensuing chorus — “I’m falling off the deep end,” — injects impassioned rhythms alongside the compelling vocal lead, resembling a more charismatic Lana Del Rey.
An electrifying guitar component takes hold during the final chorus, easing into wordless vocal passion and the “heading into midnight, going for a drive,” nocturnal engrossment. The “heading for the hills, with the wrong guy,” conclusion is befitting of a captivating track whose depictions of growing up, and the struggles of self-discovery and mental health, prove wholly resonating amidst the climactic pop production and dynamic vocal work.
Pollack elaborates further on the single:
“I was seventeen when I wrote ‘Deep End’. At the time, I was about to go to my third treatment center and I felt like nothing was really getting better for me- it all felt like a never ending struggle. I want to open up a conversation about mental health and bring awareness to the struggle that so many of us face.”
We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.