Review: Dylan Sinclair Radiates Heartache and “Regrets” in Smoldering New Single

Dylan Sinclair © Norman Wong
Dylan Sinclair © Norman Wong
A heavy-hearted outpouring of intimate longing and inner upheaval, Dylan Sinclair’s poignant “Regrets” presents raw heartache through honest lyricism and soft, stirring, and smoldering neo-R&B.
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if you get how i feel right now, don’t feel forced to come back around…

Heartache hurts; it’s a deep, visceral lovesickness we experience in our bones and in our souls. Love will humble even the proudest soul, as we hear firsthand on singer/songwriter Dylan Sinclair’s latest single: A heavy-hearted outpouring of intimate longing and inner upheaval, “Regrets” presents raw heartache through painfully honest lyricism and soft, stirring, and smoldering neo-R&B.

Regrets - Dylan Sinclair
Regrets – Dylan Sinclair
i left you when i should have held on
running back to you is not my solution
i do some things that i do not intend
loving you did not make sense
three years later i regret
now loving you’s the life in me
it’s been long since us been three years
you have no clue how i feel right now
i’ve been lost come and make me found
and i can’t quite comprehend
why i wish i was still your man
why i did what i did and
i can’t continue through
after what i had with you
no one matters none but you

Released November 17, 2021 via Fire Stone Records, “Regrets” is a no-holds-barred confession of lingering love and desire. “I left you when i should have held on,” a sober Dylan Sinclair admits – as much to himself, as to his love interest – at the start of his heaviest release yet. Hailing from Toronto, the 20-year-old JUNO Award-nominated singer/songwriter wrote “Regrets as a letter to a love who I wish I had never pushed away.” A warm backdrop of gentle pianos and drums makes for a lightly cinematic backdrop, upon which Sinclair unleashes wave after wave of bittersweet diary entry-worthy reflection.

i just left my last girl this past week
leaving her did not phase me
didn’t love her nearly as much as i loved you
didn’t think i’d share these thoughts with you so damn soon
no i don’t think that i should be
way back where we started three years
if you get how i feel right now
don’t feel forced to come back around
Dylan Sinclair © Norman Wong
Dylan Sinclair © Norman Wong

Sinclair’s innermost emotions bubble up to the surface, erupting in a volcanic explosion of soothing, soulful surrender. 

“After leaving my girlfriend at the time, I started thinking of the endless possibilities of what I could have been with the girl I was with before her,” Sinclair shares. “This pushed me to write a letter in the form of a song to see if she shared the same feelings. In the song, I do my best to confidently say how I feel without making her feel any pressure to get back with me by sharing my regrets.”

and i can’t quite comprehend
why i wish i was still your man
why i did what i did and
i can’t continue through
after what i had with you
no one matters none but you

The story is simple, and the sentiment is sincere: “Regrets” oozes passion, wonder, remorse, and sorrow as Sinclair tests the waters, dipping a little toe into his past to see if there’s something worth reviving. We all harbor ghosts – perhaps some of them can come back into our lives. Listen to this song, and get lost in Dylan Sinclair’s beautiful heartache.

i regret being one to let you go
wish i woulda done more to keep you close
i was too young i was too naive
i love you still if you would let me
i regret being one to let you go
wish i woulda done more to keep you close
i was too young i was too naive
i love you still if you would let me
wish i would’ve done things differently highkey

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