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  • Isabel Mays

Review: “Best Friend’s Breakup” - Maria Shockey

Friendships are some of the strongest bonds a person can form in their life. And when it comes to best friends, sometimes there isn't anyone closer. However, sometimes, our friends could be going through a hard time… especially if they are in the middle of a breakup. In Maria Shockey’s newest song, “Best Friend’s Breakup,” the singer/songwriter explores the protectiveness one feels as they help their best friend through a rough breakup. This song has some killer lyrics that are not only catchy, but relatable! “He better sleep with one eye open / Keep praying, hoping / Even if she forgives him / I won’t forget.” Every verse of this song is passionate and exciting, which I feel made the song pretty strong.

As I said before, this song is both catchy and very, very real. The instrumentals are simple, yet shine through behind the lyrics. It has a very upbeat vibe to it, and it made me want to get up and dance more than once. Though, as catchy as these lyrics are, I feel that Shockey’s voice is the true star of the show. Shockey has such intense clarity in her voice. Pair that with her use of her chest voice, and it’s hard to not fall in love with her tone. Despite only having started out in 2019, you would think Shockey has been singing professionally her whole life.

Maria Shockey is a powerhouse of talent. As a completely independent artist with over 1.5 million streams and 25,000 followers under her belt, Shockey has proven herself to be both extremely talented and inspiring to other new and young artists. Following the release of her debut single, “You Don’t Get to Know,” Shockey has gone on to release numerous other singles, and even a full album titled “Composure.” Shockey gets around 5,000 listeners every month, but I can imagine that number will go up fairly soon. Shockey’s music draws in the perfect blend of Gen Z and Millennial listeners, so there is always a little something for everyone to enjoy! Maria Shockey is going to be a well-known name in the future, and I can’t wait to listen to what she releases next.

Written By Isabel Mays



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