Ava Max’s pop hit ‘Sweet But Pyscho’ is not merely a candy-sweet confection of synth-pop energy and poetic lyrics. It has served as inspiration for Instagram bios, brunch captions, and as a genuine identity. One such person to adopt the song lyrics as their identity is third-year Arts/Commerce student, Kate Helton (20).
‘Haha yeah, that song totally speaks to me - I’m totally that sweet but a psycho type!’ said Kate blatantly ignoring the fact she’s probably just a psycho, and the sweetest thing she’s done this year is put an extra teaspoon of sugar in her goddamned coffee.
It’s not even that we at The Obiter know Kate particularly well, we just think it’s safe to say that as a general rule, people who aren’t psychos don’t describe themself as anything which involves the label of ‘psycho.’
And taking bizarre pride in the label of ‘little bit psycho’ is not really in the arena of a typically ‘sweet’ person.
Arguably, it’s a good thing people don’t adopt their entire identity from pop hits. If everyone decided to live their lives in accordance with Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive,’ we’d have more thyroid cancer than Chernobyl, and if we all adopted the message of Niall Horan’s ‘Slow Hands,’ a coffee would take an hour to make (because your barista would have slow hands - very clever, you know).
But for all those who find themselves identifying a little too closely with ‘Sweet But Psycho,’ just remember - it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the fight of the dog in the size.
And with that, Happy Wednesday!
So much more to come.