- Kelli Dixon
Review: "Delusional" - Dean Mitchell
The word “delusional” typically has a negative connotation. People seem to think someone is crazy for imagining things. However, I think we should turn it around, for delusion could actually be viewed as a positive thing. After all, everyone has heard the phrase, “if you can dream it, do it.” Dean Mitchell has a real-life example of this mantra. She quit her job to focus fully on singing and songwriting. She knew it was a bad idea, but she also trusted that things would be okay. It just took a lot of blind faith and courage. This experience was what inspired Mitchell to write her upbeat pop bop, “Delusional.”
The instrumentation of the song perfectly fit the title because it sounded delusional. The combination of the keyboard drums was bright. It almost sounded like a swirl which illustrates delusion. It also embodies the lyrics when Mitchell sings “I don’t really care ‘cause I’m on one.” She knows that the people around her think she’s crazy. Mitchell just ignores them and wishes they could feel as happy as she does. Everyone wants to feel young and optimistic. These are two traits that Mitchell has from the delusion she’s feeling. I think her song and story really illustrate how powerful dreams can be. Mitchell was inspired to chase after her dreams, and her work will inspire listeners to do the same.
Dean Mitchell is a Mexican-American singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. She is inspired by almost every genre of music. “She writes about the messiness of growing up and trying to find your place in the world. This is something that a lot of listeners can relate to. Delusional” is her first release of 2023. If you want to hear more of her, I recommend her 2022 single “Pieces.” It is a grungy track about getting knocked down by everything life throws at you. I enjoyed listening to Michell’s music and can’t wait to hear what else she has in store. Follow all her socials down below to be the first to hear of her new music.
Written By Kelli Dixon
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