Review: "Die Alone" - Zoe Ferguson
After a break-up, it is hard to be optimistic about the future. The aching feeling in your chest may lead you to believe that there is no hope for the future. That maybe you are just destined to be by yourself for the rest of your life. In Zoë Ferguson’s latest single, “Die Alone”, she addresses these feelings. After a long relationship ended, she wrote this song to cope with the heartbreak and loneliness she was experiencing. The powerful lyrics reveal the self-doubts she was facing after the break-up. She hates every boy she has ever met and is starting to believe that she is destined to die alone. She questions if she is “being too dramatic” and her father claims she is “acting too erratic”. She recognizes that she is being irrational and letting her anxiety get the best of her, but she cannot help but think these negative thoughts. Ferguson wrote “Die Alone” in a very vulnerable time of her life and writing it was a cathartic experience. She successful penned a single that listeners can relate to and feel less alone.
“Die Alone” is one of those impressive songs that are upbeat, but the lyrics are vulnerable and gloomy. The lyrics are clear, but if you are not paying attention, you may miss the heartbreaking words. Songwriters that are able to take a sad message and turn it into something upbeat are uniquely talented. “Die Alone” is only one of many songs by Zoë Ferguson that shows off her incredible songwriting ability. The song immediately starts off with a steady beat that has a remanence of 80s pop influence. The steady beat mixed with Ferguson’s soft vocals make for a very soothing song that can be looped over and over, and the listener will never get tired of it. Ferguson has quickly made a name for herself in the music industry and “Die Alone” is proof that she found her true calling.
Zoe Ferguson is a Portland-based singer-songwriter. She began writing her own songs at fourteen years old. After teaching herself to play the piano, she began recording and uploading her original songs to SoundCloud. Her first demos caught the attention of Atlantic Records and APG. They invited her to take part in their EMERGE program. In 2019, Ferguson released her first official single, “Dip”. Then in 2021, she released her debut EP, Probably About You. “Die Alone” is her first release since this EP, kickstarting her next era of music.
Written By Karlee Smith