You will be forgiven for thinking at first that this is just another pouty pop-Americana song. It starts slow, there’s drama, and it’s got that country gravitas that you might remember from someone like Mazzy Star. The theme seems to be the idea of understanding one’s own worth, in the raw and vulnerable context of a relationship. The voice is honest, and simple, and perfectly calm.
As you dig into the lyrics, you realize it is more than that: Truly Known also stands as an unapologetic exploration of how connections can evolve, and how personal needs can change.