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Review: "C67-C2RZ" - Ashley Barksdale

This song of the summer is undoubtedly relatable and perfect for blasting with the windows down and feeling the wind on your face, just as Ashley did. At some point in our lives, we’ve all had the thought to spontaneously pack up and go out into the world without any particular destination or plan in mind. After all, we live in a free world and are still young, and eventually, we'll find our way back home. So, why not go for it without hesitation? In “C67-C2RZ”, which is pronounced as "cop cars", Ashley Barksdale breaks down all of the thoughts and feelings that she was having in this crazy moment of time with a friend. She shares the details of this spontaneous moment as she reveals that they're actually being chased down by the police!

The song immediately opens up with strong poppy vibes and a cute “oooo weee oooo ooo ooo ooo.” Ashley begins singing about how she’s just winging at life. She’s aware that she is free to do as she pleases and decides to make the most out of it. Although she's speeding down I-95 into the unknown, she assures us that she’s having fun by singing, “The night is young and we're open. We’re free to be who we are.” The windows open, the suns going down, and you can just imagine the pretty pink and purple skies that Ashley see’s with the wind blowing through her hair. It’s a perfect summer evening and she’s cruising into the unknown with nothing but an open mind. The “oooo weee oooo ooo ooo ooo” from the intro then starts to make sense. We hear it multiple times and realize that it’s her mocking the sound of police sirens, but she does this to tell us that they're being followed by the police with the sirens on full blast! However, she and the friend could not care less. Their only concern is enjoying each others company, letting loose, and allowing the speeding car to take them to their mystery destination (“Let’s speed it up and go crazy").

Ashley Barksdale is an independent pop singer from New York. She is currently attending the Roc Nation School of Music at Long Island University. The music video for this song is from Ashley’s point of view of speeding past everyone on the freeway with the exact same pink and purple skies. She has 1 other song released titled, “Lovers Don’t Say (Goodbyes)”, as well as a remixed version of it that is featuring J.R. King. Keep up with Ashley Barksdale by clicking on the links below, and check out her newest single, “C67-C2RZ”, out now on all streaming platforms!

Written By Sneet Efrem



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