Christina Perri is currently cornering the market with her tortured young-female persona thanks in part to the oh-so-perfectly-depressing breakout hit in “Jar of Hearts,” her penchant for wearing black, and now her latest single “Arms.”
While “Arms” clearly packs a little less venom than that of “Jar of Hearts,” it still maintains a certain level of crazy needed for the lovesick Perri to maintain her street-cred as she warns her latest crush, “I can’t make you bleed if I’m alone.” Um… what? Make you bleed?
Slightly crazy lyrics aside, “Arms” progresses from a folky ballad to a nicely paced melodic love song. Bonus points for incorporating timpani drums — it’s like being back in music class! Watch the music video for Christina Perri’s “Arms” after the cut.