GOSHEN, Ind. – Each week, a Globe-pal (AKA a DJ at 91.1 the Globe) takes a song of their choosing, and dishes out a healthy review to be sent out and posted on globeradio.org/music.

The Globe Track of the Week is an excellent way to keep up with the new tunes presented weekly on 91.1 the Globe, the best college radio station in Indiana.

I’ve been singing since I was two years old.  Now, I’m not saying that I’m a professional singer by any stretch of the imagination, but I can confidently say that I’ve been singing as long as I’ve been speaking.  As a singer, I gravitate toward “belt-able” songs…ones that I can belt out at the top of my lungs.  And that’s exactly how I would describe your Globe Track of the Week, “Killing Me,” by Lori McKenna:  a 100% belt-able power song, in my opinion!

In addition to the power song vibe, I feel a strong connection to the lyrics.  I can definitely relate to them.  


You know how to find the stone-cold darkness

Even when the stars are shinin’ at night

You always see the glass half empty

Even when I’m always pouring, pouring the wine


Would it kill you to be happy?

Would it kill you to be happy?

Would it kill you to be happy?

‘Cause tryna make you happy

Tryna make you happy is killing me

Killing me


I’m finally in a very strong, loving relationship; however, in past relationships, I have felt the same level of frustration that Lori McKenna sings about.  It seemed as though I could never make my partner happy, and it was exhausting trying to be the optimistic one all the time.  So, I fully understand where Lori is coming from.  I totally get it.

While Lori’s words are powerful, the upbeat music really sells the song, even though the musical energy seems a bit out of place with the somber lyrics.  Despite the singer’s apparent frustration with her partner, the music doesn’t have a “mopey vibe,” and is actually quite catchy.  It’s a banger, as some of my younger Globe Pals would say!

A more personal connection that I have with this track, and with Lori McKenna specifically, is that she and I are close to the same age (she’s only 5 years older than me); but the really cool connection is that she shares a December 22nd birthday with my “significant other.”  I don’t know if that makes us kindred spirits, but I definitely feel a connection.  Fun fact about Lori McKenna:  She has been recording music for 23 years, a much longer career than I realized!

“Killing Me” is one of my favorite Globe tracks ever; I might even refer to it as “my jam!”  I’m so grateful to be able to share my story about it with you, and hope you enjoy the song as much as I do.

– Jen Bee

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