‘Ping Pong & Puzzle’: Lily Amis and Thir13een Craft a Resilient R&B/Pop Anthem
Lily Amis, the multifaceted Iranian-born Children and YA writer, Blogger, Lyricist, and Voice4refugees, unveils her latest single, ‘Ping Pong & Puzzle,’ a poignant R&B/Pop creation that marks her 10th impressive single release since 2022. Collaborating with the talented male singer Thir13een, Amis embarks on a musical journey that delves into the complexities of personal growth, heartbreak, and the pursuit of inner peace.
The song’s thematic core revolves around the liberating
notion of letting go of people and the past. ‘Ping Pong & Puzzle’ becomes a
compelling narrative about the painful acceptance that not everyone deserving
of our love and devotion remains or deserves to remain in our lives.
In a candid revelation, Amis dedicates the song to those
deemed irresponsible and selfish in familial roles, underscoring the impact of
abandonment and neglect. This emotional backdrop sets the stage for a musical
composition that explores the labyrinth of emotions associated with rejection
The opening verses of ‘Ping Pong & Puzzle,’ rich in
vivid imagery, encapsulate the emotional turmoil faced by the song’s
protagonist. The portrayal of pain turning the world blue and blind inside the
head is a masterful stroke, intensifying the song’s emotional depth. The
shadows of the past, portrayed as relentless hunters, add a layer of
inescapability, symbolizing the protagonist’s struggle for solace.
The metaphorical game of ping-pong with toxic people
cleverly captures the volatile dynamics of relationships, where emotions are
tossed back and forth. The acknowledgment of this destructive game marks a
turning point, symbolizing newfound understanding and the courage to break
The chorus serves as a powerful plea for release from the
clutches of the past, with the refrain ‘Ping Pong & Puzzle, stop hunting
me, stop troubling me’ echoing the internal struggle for peace. This
declaration reinforces the overarching theme of overcoming past traumas and
embracing a future free from haunting shadows.
Lily Amis skillfully weaves in the metaphor of a puzzle in
subsequent verses, symbolizing the missing elements in the protagonist’s life.
Tears shed over selfish actions and broken bridges are poignant reflections on
the consequences of past decisions. The incorporation of wisdom from Amis’
grandmother adds a timeless dimension, emphasizing the importance of
surrounding oneself with love, care, and loyalty.
Thir13een’s resonating vocal range complements Lily Amis’
vibrantly profound narrative, enhancing the emotional impact of ‘Ping Pong
& Puzzle.’ The song’s infectious and robust upbeat rhythm, coupled with the
soaring choruses, transforms it into a well-crafted R&B/Pop anthem. The
universal themes of resilience, self-discovery, and prioritizing inner peace
make it a compelling addition to the contemporary music landscape.
In the final chorus, a transformative moment unfolds as the
song’s protagonist embraces the wisdom passed down by the grandmother,
signaling a shift towards inner peace. The final repetition of ‘Ping Pong &
Puzzle, People & Past, stop hunting me’ becomes a triumphant declaration of
reclaiming control over emotional well-being.
‘Ping Pong & Puzzle’ is a soulful exploration of the
human experience, presented through Lily Amis’ evocative storytelling and
Thir13een’s compelling vocal delivery. This collaboration stands as a testament
to the power of music to heal and uplift, making it a must-listen for those seeking
solace and inspiration in the contemporary R&B/Pop landscape.