Meagan Aversa's Luminescent is so beautiful. The vocals are sweet but somber and the harmonies are very poignant, as are the lyrics. I was immediately drawn to the vulnerability Aversa expresses through her delivery and was hooked to the song from the first line.
In the second verse, Aversa sings "the seeds you sow made a home in my respiratory system", which is officially one of my favorite lyrics ever, and as she talks about clearing the blockages, it feels like a warm hug to oneself as they move on. The way she sings "look at the mess/you were left with" at the end of the bridge is so hauntingly beautiful.
In addition to the vocals, Aversa plays all the instruments on the track, and produced, mixed, and mastered it herself, which all accumulates into a wonderfully constructed piece that perfectly encapsulates the mood of having one's light taken from them. Fans of Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks will definitely hear the poetic influence of their work on Aversa's writing style. I love how Aversa can combine poetic lyricism with a straightforward story telling ability.
I love this song. Period.
Luminescent by Meagan Aversa is streaming on all major platforms now. Give it a listen. You won't regret it.