Bitter’s Kiss’ “No One Will” – A Stunning Ballad Of Crestfallen Love
Just in time to help you cope with those Valentine’s Day blues, New Jersey’s own Bitter’s Kiss returns with a new heart-melting tune, “No One Will.” Once again, we get a view into the deep, emotional expanses of lead singer Chloe Baker as she allows her angelic voice to sweetly carry this melancholy ballad. Somber guitar accents and a steady kick-push percussion allow Baker’s voice to take center stage. “No One Will” allows the talented singer to showcase her considerable vocal range and her uncanny ability to go from a delicate falsetto to a powerful vibrato.
As the band’s name indicates, Bitter Kiss’ lyrics tend to focus on the woebegone elements of young love. “No One Will” is no different, reminding listeners of the forlorn sadness associated with a lost love. The song’s intention seems to oscillate between two schools of thought. In one light, Baker’s lyrics seem to lament the idea of no one ever loving or caring for her again. However, in the same breath, she seems to find strength in the belief that she will never be hurt or abused again by love.
I find this duality to be very interesting. It calls to attention the old adage, “it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.” Perhaps it is this dichotomy that Baker is looking to examine with these lyrics. Finding the balance between strength and dejection seems to be a natural process in love.
The video for “No One Will” — which was shot on location in Cork Ireland — is another well-made visualization of Bitter Kiss’s somber appeal. Baker is pictured throughout many different landscapes, including a field of flowers, along a rocky shore and strewn about a city street. The video is simple and reinforces the idea of loneliness that is depicted throughout the tune.
“No One Will” is definitely a solid break-up song. If you need to get your feelings out, this is one track that will turn that knob. However, you can also take this track as a statement of intent to never be let down by love again.