“Stood outside for hours / Didn’t really mind it, for the slightest chance for you to end my night. / Should’ve read the warning signs, but I guess you made me blind,” sings Margo Raats at the beginning of her new single, Crying in the Taxi. “Waiting for your call, but I’m getting tired,” she finishes, giving us a glimpse into the future: dumping that person who isn’t worthy of her time, love, and affection. Together with a music video directed by Henry Croston, the Belgian singer-songwriter bares it all for her fans in this new song.
Crying in the Taxi is the third single off of her upcoming record, titled Paper Paradise. Before this one, the alt-pop singer already gave us a taste of what is about to come with I Wish I Was the Moon (her debut single, released back in January) and Night & Day. Even though these are the first three official songs that Margo has released recently (via Young Poet & Universal Belgium), she had previously participated in festivals like Barn on the Farm (2019) and 2000 Trees (2022), so she isn’t new to stepping onstage and delivering beautiful vocals while opening her heart to the audience.
Speaking of her new single, Margo explains: “Love makes me cry, in a way it also tells me I’m alive. I wanted Crying in the Taxi to be a celebration of crying and leaning in, that’s our duty on this earth to lean in. I wanted to be able to dance to the sound of letting go.” Indeed, in her new song, the Belgian artist has the courage to open up about having hopes on the wrong person, giving them multiple opportunities, but then realising that they aren’t the right ones. “Sometimes I wonder if it would be better if we had a certain amount of I love you's and sorry's to give. I think words lose meaning, it’s hard being honest, in a world where no one is pure,” Margo continues to explain.