Review: "Drive Alone" - Carson Ferris
Forging your own path in life can be difficult, especially when you're young and beginning a new journey. People constantly try to tell you what you should do and give contradictory advice, but at the end of the day, you have to do what's best for yourself. Carson Ferris expresses this in his new single, "Drive Alone." The song reflects on his journey as a young musician and finding his own path, making the decisions that will get him where he wants to go. Whether beginning a journey in the music world or not, "Drive Alone" is a song we can all relate to. No matter where we all might be in our own journeys, we can all think of a time where we've struggled to find ourselves in a sea of advice from others.
"Drive Alone" is a catchy electro-pop song released earlier this year. The song is a reflection of Ferris' journey in music, which is prevalent in the lyrics. From the start of the song, you can tell the meaning behind the lyrics as Ferris sings, “Should I stay or go, everyone tells me as if they know. Feels like I’m being towed like I’ve lost all control.” "Drive Alone" was inspired by a simple phrase: "take the next left." This came from the GPS giving directions to Ferris' meeting with artist and music producer, Michael Van Wagoner. This small phrase is what led Ferris to begin writing what is now "Drive Alone." The single features plunky guitar strums and smooth, pleasing vocals that would resonate with any fan of electro-pop or fans of artists like Ed Sheeran and OneRepublic. "Drive Alone" also has an acoustic version that is well worth a listen (or several!).
From Provo, Utah, Carson Ferris is a young American pop artist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. He released his first single in 2021 called "Can't Be Without You," a collaboration with Trinidad Cardona. Carson won a social media contest in 2021 to be featured in Donny Osmond's Las Vegas show. His second single, "Favorite Time of Year," has garnered almost 400,000 streams within the first year of its release. Carson is featured on the Spotify Editorial Playlist, "This Is Trinidad Cardona," and he has played a couple of festivals in the Provo area, including Fork Fest. Carson's passion for music extends outside of his solo career as he is a member of the groups, One Voice Children's Choir and Voices Elevated.
Written By Cheyenne Johnson
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