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  • Kelli Dixon

Review: "complacent" - palmboy

When we are young, we are told how special we are by the adults around us. As we get older, that feeling of happiness is shattered when we compare ourselves to others. I speak from experience, as I find myself doing this all the time. If you’re like me, we need to remember that wherever we are in our walks of life should be celebrated. Everyone’s story moves at its own pace. In his new alternative pop/rock song, “complacent,” palmboy sings about embracing a feeling that’s often viewed negatively. We all deserve to be proud of our accomplishments and how far we’ve come.

One aspect of the song that I enjoyed was the instrumentation. The electric guitar gives it a nostalgic 2000’s feel. It sounds like you’d hear it on One Tree Hill. It would play in the background of one of the intense scenes. As for the lyrics, I liked the contrasting feelings in the verses and the chorus. In the verses, palmboy sings about not feeling special and having the devil on his shoulder because he is not happy with where he is at in life. In the chorus, he has left his problems on the pavement. There is a feeling of relief, as he has become happy with where he’s at. The lesson to be learned here is that you shouldn’t push yourself too hard. Your younger self would be proud of where you’re at today!

Palmboy (AKA Nick Sadler) currently lives in Los Angeles. “Complacent” is his first release of 2023. If you want to hear more of him, I recommend “Spaceman.” Released in 2022, this song is about being dissatisfied with life and wanting to start over someplace new. You will love its bright instrumentation and vocals. His other 2022 single, “NFT,” (Nice F**cking Try) is another upbeat track about removing toxic people from your life. Palmboy has done some great work so far. I enjoyed reviewing his music, and I can’t wait to hear what else he has in store. Follow all of his socials below to be the first to hear of any new releases!

Written By Kelli Dixon



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