Let Me Explain is Bryson Tiller at his prime. His vocals are unprecedented and his beat selection for the track is unreal. A fusion between R&B and trap, the two genres seamlessly flow together to create a distinctive and memorable tune.
I listened to this track for the first time during my freshman year of college, fresh out of high school and feeling invincible. I also just started dating my ex-girlfriend and it was an amazing time, to say the least. I connected to this track because although I was meeting new people and forming dope relationships, I was still missing something. I was fending for the connection I felt with previous friends, girls, and people around me. Feelings of homesickness and sadness started to overcome me and I was wondering if I had made a mistake leaving everything I had finally become so comfortable with. I dissociated with myself for a while, put on a front and tried my best to adjust to my new life.
The worst part of it was feeling as if I was lying to others by not immediately opening up to those close to me. I was keeping certain things hidden because I felt that I would be mistreated or taken advantage of. I had to act a little smarter, a little tougher, and a more reserved in a sense. My ex was amazing for the most part, but parts of her were tearing me down. I fell in love (I don't really know about this, I probably did though) without considering the long term effects of being with her. We never argued, we saw eye to eye, and we always enjoyed being together. That all changed on a trip to Italy. We yelled at each other for 3 days straight and I was annoyed and angry at everything.
"Bare with me girl, I'm trying to be honest / Tell you what you need to hear, just not yet / I'm barely getting started, I'm just being cautious / Girl that's the hardest"
This lyric always stuck out to me, and 2 years later it has a more profound effect than it did when I first listened to it. When I broke up with her, we were both sad. I was mostly sad because I felt that I was being myself and she was too. When we should have been the happiest we were the saddest. It got to the point where we could not see eye to eye, and looking back I think that the buildup of me not being brutally honest from the start has to do with it. We were blaming each other for stupid things and we were tired of fighting. Next thing you know we're over and done with.
I had a wild two weeks in Europe after that ended... I was a free man again. Now that a year has almost passed, I feel amazing. I've been hanging out with the same mateys for almost 3 years now and the girls have given me no problems. At this point being in a relationship seems pointless, I just miss the massages and car rides.
This wasn't really a track review or writeup, but I think it fits the track. I went simp mode for a minute but I'm back and I'm better. "Let Me Explain" will put you in your feels so be prepared to contemplate the past. I did enjoy writing this though.
As usual, prepare to get addicted!
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About The Curator - Nikola Batinic
Nikola Batinic is from San Jose, California and is currently pursuing a degree in economics at Sonoma State University.
His music taste is centered around hip-hop, R&B, trap, house, chill, alternative rap, and punk rock. He was influenced by the radio and what others would play around him growing up. Nikola is addicted to Soundcloud and has attended over 50 events ranging from hip-hop concerts, reggae festivals, and raves. A few of his favorite artists are The Weeknd, Rebelution, XXYYXX, Hucci, Trippie Redd, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Misogi, SiR, and Future.
Nikola's goal in life is to spread positivity and enjoy music. Eventually, he wants to work for the music industry, travel the world, and get a post-graduate degree. For the time being, he plans to live life day by day, surround himself with amazing people, and listen to amazing music.