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Song Reviews 11/22

Gio Battaglia

“Living Proof” by Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello is undeniably excited about the release of her anticipated second studio album titled “Romance” – set to be released on December 6th, and gives another taste of the album with the promotional single, “Living Proof.” The song begins with a childish upbeat sound that sounds almost like a clip from a home video, Cabello and friends coming up with a fun dance. That sound smoothly transitions to a nice laid back beat, involving simple drums and guitar. Another key part of this new track is Cabello showing off her head voice, something she did in her first studio album, “Camila”, more specifically in the song “Consequences”, and fans have been itching for Cabello to show off that part of her voice, and she incorporates that perfectly into this song. Overall, this was the perfect choice of a song to get fans excited about the album, and it is one that I will be listening to. 4/5

“Used to Love” by Martin Garrix feat. Dean Lewis

“Used to Love” by Martin Garrix and Dean Lewis is the perfect fall song. This songs takes the listener on a nice ride. It begins by sounding like it will be simple piano and strings, with lyrics about a loving relationship that went wrong, hence the title. However, just when the song begins to sound like it is going to be a repetition of four chords over and over again, Garrix drops a light yet needed beat to add some variety to the song. This doesn’t take away from the pain that Lewis gracefully sings about, and the hook in this song is incredible, and I will be singing it for days. This is a great song, it takes the slow ballads that lots of artists are starting to release and adding elements to it that make it different. While it follows that build up to a beat drop, it does it in a beautiful and unexplainable way and is without a doubt, added to my playlist. 4.5/5

Dan Curry

“Ready To Love” by Emarosa

“Ready to Love” is a powerful single by american alternative band, Emarosa. The song speaks on the fear of commitment that many people have when it comes to love. "I'm not ready to love, but I won't be too long" sings lead vocalist Bradley Walden. The beginning of the song has soft vocals and light instrumentals, that sounds very similar to the intro of a Chain Smokers song. The chorus picks up with heavy guitar in the background and hard drums that accompany the heavy vocals of the chorus. 4/5

“It's Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas” by Noah Cyrus

Christmas music seems like it starts playing earlier and earlier every year, so i guess you could say that it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Noah Cyrus' take on the iconic song is a soft and beautiful and really helps spark that Christmas joy. The instrumentals of the song are a simple and soft acoustic guitar that accompanies Cyrus' soft vocals. This take on the timeless Christmas song is a tasteful and low key addition, that lets us ease into the season. 4/5

Maddie Lloyd

“RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)” by MONOWHALES

This song is extremely catchy, and you can start to memorize the lyrics after just a few listens. I really enjoyed the feel of this song. It has a really upbeat feel to it and though I don’t listen to a whole lot of Indie music I very much enjoyed this song. Listening to this song really made me want to check out the rest of the band’s music. The song starts off immediately with vocals and the music kicks in as well. The song has a pop feel to it as well. Overall, I really enjoyed this song. 4/5

“Up All Night” by Khalid

The beat of this song definitely gets you moving your head along to the music. The song is about thoughts that run through your mind that keep you up thinking all night long. The song is quite simple. The song is really catchy and a fun listen. In my opinion I feel it sounds the same as a lot of the pop that gets radio play. I don’t think it is a bad song overall I just feel like there isn’t really anything super special about this song as a whole. 3/5

“Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” by Matt Nathanson

This version of the song starts off with a child reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Personally, I don’t feel like this is a bad cover, but my favorite version of the song definitely is the Darlene Love Version. Matt Nathanson’s voice does work for the song and gives it an emotional feel. This song has drums and guitar included in it which I really enjoy. I love Christmas and this song gets me in the mood to have a cup of hot chocolate while wrapped in a fuzzy blanket. 3/5