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  • Isabel Mays

Review: “Donnie Darko” - Noah Vernon

If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for a cult classic film. And one of my favorites happens to be the 2001 film, Donnie Darko. And I’m super excited because Noah Vernon just released a song with the same title, and it’s an absolute banger. “Donnie Darko” is the latest single by up-and-coming artist Noah Vernon, and centers around the emotions one feels after someone has wronged them. I think this song had some seriously powerful lyrics, including the repeated lyric, “You’re just a cameo / But it’s my movie though.” I can sense every bit of emotion in Vernon’s words, it’s such a powerful song. I’m not sure how I haven’t heard anything of Vernon’s before, but this song for sure made me a new fan.

I’m unsure if I’m the first person to make this comparison, but Vernon has an extremely similar voice to Shawn Mendes. He also has a style reminiscent of artists like Jeremy Zucker and Dominic Fike. It’s a combination that I think blends well, I’m obsessed with it. I love the start of the song, how it opens with a simple guitar beat. And then, when you think it’s already good, the instrumentals kick into high gear with the bass and drums. It’s a pop-rock masterpiece, everything worked so well together. And Vernon’s voice is like the cherry on top of a cake.

Now that I can confidently call myself a fan of Vernon’s iconic hits, let’s learn a bit more about him! Noah Vernon is an Australian-based singer and songwriter who has been releasing music since 2017. With a little over 7,000 monthly streams on Spotify, Vernon is on track to be a big name in the industry. With his music, he loves writing songs in multiple different genres, like pop, rock, and folk. Growing up, Vernon would involve himself in musical theater and school choir concerts. So, it’s obvious he’s been singing for a long time, and I think it’s easy to tell. Vernon is going to go far, I already know it. Go stream “Donnie Darko” today!

Written By Isabel Mays



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