Rumia’s debut album ‘Forget Me Not’ reminds us that heartbreaks and sadness don’t last

A deeply personal and introspective indie-pop album with real stories about the challenges that life can bring you, but also a lot of hope for the future.
13 October 2022

By Frank Bell

Rumia releases her debut album ‘Forget Me Not’. A splendid collection of crisp indie-pop songs that will make listeners reminisce on the pain, reflecting on tribulations of sadness, longing, time passing, and lost relationships. A beautiful reminder that heartbreaks and sadness don’t last.

We all experience the highs and lows of first love, but it can be hard to understand what a child’s perspective of these things would be. ‘Forget Me Not’ explores those feelings and how they shape our development as children.

Starting with a song about a past love, ‘Tango’, it narrates how Rumia starts to reminisce about everything they’ve been through in this relationship, also greeting as a sign of goodwill to the listener: ‘Nice to see you’re doing well/ I know time has changed/ but you still look the same’.

The album rounds off with ‘Simone’ a soothing song that ties in with Rumia’s backstory. It’s the story of a nightmare she had when she was young. ‘If I Ever See You Again’, a song looking back on Rumia’s childhood, “And write your future down in the palm of your hand/ Your name in big capital letters so you understand”, a look at her past self and all the things she would have said to her younger self if she could.

Other tracks of the album include ‘The Best Lines’, which is the lead single balances poetically love and heartbreak: “cause I know I’ll find you there in our late nights/ in a red car parked under dim lights”you broke my heart ten years ago but you still make the best lines” – A painful goodbye as she watches love freeze.

Forget Me Not is a deeply personal and introspective indie-pop album with real stories about the challenges that life can bring you, but also a lot of hope for the future.

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