Tonia’s “Empty Conversations” starts off as one of those “things I should’ve said, but didn’t” sort of tracks. However, how it ends up is that it becomes a song for those who need more self-love and self-assurance.
Centered around a conversation she wanted to have with an ex (and with herself), “Empty” is a melancholy track about self-assurance and “the joy you can find in the moment you realize you feel no emotion towards someone that you once felt deeply for.” Having no more hurt left from the end of the relationship, Tonia (pronounced “Toe-knee-uh”) started to find more joy and beauty within versus relying on “finding happiness in someone else.” I’m here for that sort of self-love, especially since if you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of others, relationship-wise and otherwise.
This song appears on her upcoming Afloat EP, which deals with heartbreak, growth and moving on. It’s shaping up to be a great coming-of-age project. Once it drops, expect at least one more song to appear on SOTB. For now, check out “Empty Conversations” and support dope music in all its forms.