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According to Suzie Chism, her latest single is a "Party anthem for sad girls." "I Get Down" is a rock song with enough pop elements to appeal to more mainstream listeners. It has the dark, moody pop vibes of someone like Lana Del Ray, the classic rock/folk feel of Stevie Nicks, and the low end desert rock of Queens of the Stone Age. That's a weird combination of sounds, but Chism pulls is off quite well. It has this intense darkness to the song, but it's also an uplifting anthem at the same time. Like she said, it's a sad party anthem, and that's going to appeal to a lot of us out here.
Suzie Chism says of the new single:
“I wrote ‘I Get Down’ in Los Angeles traffic a few years ago, after my ex left me and I was struggling to find somewhere (else) to live; I was so deeply lonely. I remember sitting in my Buick on the 10 when our landlord called me to tell me that (my ex) had emailed him looking for loopholes to kick me off the lease. I just felt so low; someone who once loved me and was my very best friend now found me disposable? I mean, how low can you go? It was one of those easy, instantaneous writes, but I was on antidepressants and the melody sounded too happy, not like me. I decided to quit them immediately and, once I tapered off the meds, gave the melody a makeover. It’s been a kickass part of my live set since then, and I am proud and anxious to share it.”