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  • Kelli Dixon

Review: "DNCE W/ME" (feat. Lauryn Macfarlane) - W/FRNDS

Sometimes, the struggles of life get the best of us. While we can’t completely avoid them, we may need to put them aside for a little bit. It will be much easier to come back and face our struggles with a clear mind. If you need a good way to decompress, get up and dance! It reduces cortisol in the brain which makes you happier! W/FRNDS provides an excellent soundtrack for this in his new single, “DNCE W/ME.” He teams up with vocalist, Lauryn Macfarlane, on this track. The combination of her vocals and his upbeat sound will get you up and moving, making it easy to let go of your struggles.

One thing that stood out to me about the song was the bass line, as it makes you want to get up and dance. The combination of the bass and drums seemed to be a musical representation of a strut which fits into the message of the song. When you strut, it gives off an air of confidence. For her part, Lauryn Macfarlane sings lyrics to match this mood. I particularly liked the first line where she sings, “put my Ray Bans on.” She is blocking out the world and throwing her cares away.” While this line may be short, I think it sets the tone for the whole song. The rest talks about new love, partying, drinking, and having fun. While listeners may not have the big blowout party mentioned in the track, it will still inspire them to let loose and have fun.

It may surprise you to discover that W/FRNDS is a pseudonym of the name Matt McCartney. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, his musical journey began when he was in a folk rock band while pursuing a professional hockey career. Later, McCartney expanded his interests and developed a love for writing and producing music. It’s hard to believe that DNCE W/ME is McCartney’s first release of 2023 and debut single. He definitely hit the ground running and I can’t wait to hear what else he has in store. Follow all his socials down below to learn more about him and stay up-to-date on new releases.

Written By Kelli Dixon



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