August 16, 2021
The song is a beautifully-produced nugget of retro-contemporary indie soul in the vein of Amy Winehouse, and its visual component finds the singer backed by a loungey tinsel drape, cycling through a variety of costume changes, and utilizing props from flashlights to classroom whiteboards and a classic ribbon microphone to pantomime a day in the life of a music teacher / singer-songwriter, from coffee in the morning to confetti at night.
- John Vettese
June 16, 2021
Riddle’s rich voice is a force to be reckoned with as she proclaims, “my phone is my lifeline / with you on my mind.” A smoky guitar riff and a yearning bassline have the same sting as a declined call.