If B. Miles has only one trick, it must be to lodge her song, “One Trick Pony,” so deeply into my brain that it’s been playing on repeat in the background of my mind since hearing it.
B. Miles received an injection of notoriety into her life with the release of her song “Salt.” Signed as the theme song for the Netflix series, Las Chicas Del Cable, the song has been streamed over 25 million times. With “One Trick Pony,” she explores the subsequent grappling with the pressure to ensure a matching follow-up.
Lyrically, “One Trick Pony” is a vivid display of just why an individual can receive such a burst of fame. With lines like “Veins tighten round me / Held till I beg cause I can’t breathe” and “So-Why are my eyes misbehaving? / All direction is escaping / Saddled with suburban sadness,” the listener gets to touch the artist’s world — a mark of appreciable artistry.
Perhaps it is not streams that dictate the efficacy of a song, because with “One Trick Pony,” B. Miles proves that she has more than one trick up her sleeve.