Review: "Denim" - Madison Deaver
In relationships, it’s important to have an equal balance of power and respect–but that’s not always the case. Madison Deaver’s new single “Denim” calls out the perpetrator in one such situation, brutally revealing his true nature and exposing him to be pathetic instead of powerful. Featuring strong, energetic guitar riffs, a compelling melody and amped-up vocals, the song deliciously demeans the ex-lover in question and places Deaver back on top.
“Denim” opens with high energy garage-rock chords, immediately establishing itself as a striking rock anthem as it explicitly details one (ex) lover’s power trip and puts them in their place. In the lines “now he’s wearing me out does he think that I’m denim” and “he must think that he’s holy/tries to patch me up/with money like he owns me,” Deaver implies that he only saw her as an object that could be bought, essentially calling him out as “delicate.” This sentiment is fully vocalized later on in a thrillingly vengeful sequence including lines such as “pants down and he’s so embarrassed,” “baby we’re not in love/and you’re so full of shit,” and finally “you can go suck my dick.” The song is demeaning in the most satisfyingly possible way as Deaver vocalizes many sentiments that are often felt and more rarely stated. It’s cathartic in its controlled takedown of the man who thought he could buy love by the woman who proved he couldn’t.
Madison Deaver has been passionately pursuing a career in music since a young age, and is no stranger to the industry. She works directly with producers to create and hone both the lyrics and the overall sound of her songs, resulting in a signature sound reminiscent of Ska, Indie Pop, and 80’s Garage Band. As represented in “Denim,” her lyrics are quirky and tongue-in-cheek as she unabashedly shares what she really thinks, refusing to pull any of her punches. Since the release of “Denim” she’s booked multiple gigs, further establishing herself as a rising voice in the music world that is here to stay.
Written By Adelae Norwood
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