Known for her wholehearted and unapologetic nature, Canadian-born songstress Justine Tyrell has taken the music scene by storm. Earning nominations for Singer of the Year and Solo Artist of The Year by Obsidian Awards, as well as featuring on CBC Radio and receiving nods from Stingray Music.
Creating a vibey and refreshing soundtrack to suit listeners as they move through the moods of their own lives, Justine’s music chronicles the bitter and sweet tastes of love and relationships – reflective diary-like moments.
With a dreamy R&B melody complete with sultry vocals, Justine paints a picture of one of the most rewarding yet trying aspects of one’s life on her latest track, “Worthy.”
An anthem of empowerment, “Worthy‘ is about discovering and honouring self-worth in the midst of uncovering a partner’s deceit and dishonesty,” explains Justine.
Justine reflects on personal recounts of moments with toxic people trying to tear down her self-worth, born largely from being a fly on the wall when people close to her were moving through the seasons of their own relationships. We must remember that it is better to let go of someone than to lose yourself. “Remain unshakeable in your stance of accepting only what you want and deserve,” explains Justine. “No matter the situation at hand – be it an issue in a relationship or something else, nobody can determine your worth but you.”
Like a dagger to the heart, the song strikes with purpose as Justine peels away at all the instances in which she saw through her significant other’s falsities. Laying down what’s to come with the opening line: “If you coulda stayed who you were in the start / baby then you mighta been worthy of my heart.”
Often we get so caught up in the honeymoon phase of a relationship we forget why we’re there. We must offer security, trust, and support while loving someone for who they are and nothing less. Justine eludes to this in the lyrics: “Yeah, I just want honesty / ain’t that what you promise me? / and why waste my tears on you?”
Although partly a lesson in romantics, “Worthy” speaks to us like that of an older sibling offering their best advice. In a world where you can be anything, be unapologetically yourself, and if somebody doesn’t like it, they never knew your true worth to begin with.