From a pop industry standpoint, Jaime Deraz is hitting the scene with high energy and killer hooks. Cruel, in collaboration with Bad Boyfriend, is catchy yet meaningful; it’s everything you want in your favorite new tune. The track utilizes clever wordplay and masterful storytelling. The sounds feels dark and mysterious, with a MEDUZA-esque vibe that I can’t get enough of. Cruel doesn’t rely on trendy lyrics or flat production- instead, it has a truly compelling message that cannot be ignored by its listeners.
Jaime’s direct style of songwriting is a sharp contrast to her typically melancholy penmanship, as the song blatantly calls her ex-lover out for being cruel while sounding unfazed by the circumstance.
Jaime’s light and stunning voice makes for a catchy melody that compliments the instrumentals perfectly. Cruel is not just an earworm; it’s music you can believe in with every fiber of your being. There are only good things on the horizon with this rising star on the pop scene, who knows what else she’ll bring us next?
Check out Cruel below!