“So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” — Caroline Polachek
As a former member of indie/synth-pop group Chairlift, Caroline Polachek is no stranger to writing an epic dance song. With an addictive melody reminiscent of 1980s artpop, Polachek sings with synthesized, layered vocals about trying to get over an ex-lover that she can’t escape from due to seeing recent photos of them. “And I’m out at a party, they’re playin’ our song / I cry on the dance floor, it’s so embarrassing / Don’t send me photos, you’re makin’ it worse,” she sings in the first verse. Her ex is “out there killing the game,” or at least that’s what it feels like as she sings that they are “so hot” it’s “hurting her feelings.” In a world where exes are only an Instagram search away and can pop-up out of nowhere on one’s feed, the idea of moving on become much harder in this decade as social media grew in popularity. Polachek understands this, and created a relatable, catchy and moving pop track that defines what it means to still have feelings for an ex in 2019.