I heard MoZella’s song “You Wanted It” from her debut album I Will a couple of years ago, and I immediately liked the song. I haven’t listened to the song in a while, and for some reason I decided to play it the other day and it has been stuck in my head and on repeat, making it #PhillipsSongOfTheDay.
The song has a rather slow, bluesy feeling to it, and it really isn’t a radio-pop song. It’s not something you put on to jam to and headbang (which is apparently a favorite past time for me). But I like it because each time I listen to it, I feel slightly more relaxed and at peace. Like I will figure things out and get through this rough patch.
I’m not entirely sure what the “it” she is talking about in the song. I take this song to be about brutal honesty. The only real lyric that could indicate this is the first line, “Sweet and low and to the point.” But I think this is what I like about the song, the ambiguity. There is a strong sense of emotion in this song, but she doesn’t come right out and tell you “hey, I’m mad” or “hey, I’m crying my face off I’m so sad.” She’s telling a story that makes you think and apply it to your own situation, which makes you think about your own feelings. But she does this without losing you or creating a confusing song, which is rather a hard thing to do in music.
What do you think about “You Wanted It?” What do you think the “it” is? Let us know in the comments!