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Review: "Chronic Fatigue" - REUBEN MEDLIN

Vulnerable and reflective, Reuben Medlin wears his heart on his sleeve with his new single, "Chronic Fatigue." The track provides an exposed look into the singer's psyche, sharing the struggles of living with a chronic illness. Medlin dives into his personal journey dealing with a long-term illness, expressing the frustrations of transitioning from an active, full life to being suddenly housebound. Reflecting on the song's meaning, Medlin shares, "I hope to reach other people who have been or are struggling with chronic or long-term illnesses. To help people realise that they aren't facing it alone."

Though some of the feelings present in the lyrics may not be pleasant, Medlin faces life's challenges with a carefree attitude in "Chronic Fatigue." The track features a laid-back indie-pop/pop-rock sound, incorporating breezy guitar licks, shuffling drumbeats, and mellow vocal lines. Medlin delivers infectious melodies with a relaxed finesse, showcasing his warm, effortless vocals with every note. Creating a chill yet energetic atmosphere, "Chronic Fatigue" captivates listeners with a sound reminiscent of acts like Tame Impala, easy life, overpass, Pentire, and Thomas Headon. Together, the music and lyrics of "Chronic Fatigue" express Medlin's resilience and remind listeners that there's a light at the end of every tunnel.

Hailing from Wiltshire, England, Reuben Medlin is a 19-year-old star on the rise. The talented young artist is a singer, songwriter, and producer, creating music from the comfort of his bedroom. Medlin has cultivated a unique sound, blending elements from several genres including indie-pop, pop-rock, and commercial pop. Having been hard at work honing his craft, Medlin has already released a full-length album and multiple singles. He has earned the support of a devoted fan-base as well as BBC Introducing. Some of his popular releases include "Down the Slide," "Pain Cargo," "Pretty Miracle," and "Emma."

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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