Covid lockdowns forced SUMif to work on her production skills and to write without co-writers, which brought out an honest rawness in her songs. These Kinds of Games is a product of that time, and it’s a really good one. The lyrics are vulnerable and introspective, but the instrumental sounds optimistic and exciting.
These Kinds of Games is an anthem for anyone who’s ever been in a relationship that’s just not right. It’s about the lies we tell ourselves to try and make it work, and the way we keep going back for more, even when we know it’s not healthy for us. The song also explores hope and resilience in the face of heartbreak, and the determination to find something better.
It’s never easy to get over a lover who let you down. It feels like your world has been turned upside down and you can’t seem to pick up the pieces. But trust us, you can get through this. The first step is to find closure. This means giving yourself the time and space you need to let go. Acknowledge your feelings and allow yourself to feel them. Accept that things ended the way they did for a reason, even if you don’t understand it right now. Be kind to yourself—give yourself time and indulge in self-care. Eventually, you’ll start to feel better and be ready to move on.