This is it! ASTN has released his second single, ‘Real,’ from his EP, You’re Almost There, out March 25, and we are losing it! In this sultry R&B song, ASTN questions whether the relationship he had with his partner was real. THP HQ has had ‘Real’ on repeat since it dropped, and we think you should too!
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Let’s Get Into The Lyrics!
In ‘Real,’ ASTN sings to his partner about the state of their relationship and whether it was real or not. In the first verse, he questions,
“Am I in love or alone?/Don’t know which is worse.”
In the chorus, ASTN concludes that nothing they had was real.
“If all we do is fake like we’re not somewhere in the middle, and push away every time that it hurts a little/Baby I’m afraid it wasn’t ever real.”
Throughout the song, ASTN frames the lyrics as if he’s talking to his partner. It adds such a personal and vulnerable element to the song, ensuring we won’t be able to move on from this lyrical masterpiece for a long time! His vocals and falsettos are light and airy, contrasting the dark realities of a love gone sour.
‘Real’ is the perfect song for a late-night drive, or when you wanna get in your feelings. It made THP fall in love with ASTN’s voice and admire his talent!
Oooh, The Visuals!
Throughout the stunning music video, ASTN looks for an elusive woman, but when she’s within reach and when he tries to touch her, she vanishes. The strobe lights in the video heighten his sense of confusion, and this leaves ASTN alone to ponder about a relationship that’s run its course. It’s aesthetically pleasing while also telling a story, and just like that, we have fallen in love with ASTN!
With ‘Real,’ ASTN has delivered such an incredibly rich song, with such creative visuals, and outstanding vocals, we absolutely can’t get enough of it and we’re so happy it’s finally out!
Want more of ASTN? Get ready to grab You’re Almost There when it drops on March 25th, and make sure you stream ‘Real’ now. Go!