“Day 7, Day 7 got me thinking about our relations / Day 7, Day 7 it’s down to miscommunication.” So, what’s the significance of this ‘seventh day’ in context of “Day 7”? Basically, for R&B singer Tabitha Westley, she’s going through the effects of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a “damaged relationship not healed, but full of love.” Woo – that’s a lot! Essentially, Westley seeks atonement for these thoughts unleashed by a devastating pandemic, the troubles within the relationship itself, and coping with the emotional toll of lockdown. Sadly, for all of us, one week turned into months of being cooped up and left with one of the most dangerous things ever – the MIND.
Featuring smooth, radiant production work, Tabitha Westley has the perfect backdrop to open up about her love-driven thoughts. She’s lonely, evidenced early on, as she separated from her lover not solely because of the pandemic, but also, the compromised state of their relationship. She wishes the best however, singing, “I hope that you are healing / Able to be breathing and able to prioritise.” She blames herself and also, both of them, given that excruciating extra time to think about things as she locked inside. Clearly, however, she’s seeking positive resolution, hence, where the artist’s self-described “damage relationship not healed, but full of love” comes into play:
“I hope that you are healing I’ll give the time you’re needing I hope that you are healing.”
Westley keeps things relatively simple, short, and sweet on “Day 7.” Even so, this sleek record masterfully captures two incredibly relatable happenings, both of which can be utterly devastating.
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