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  • Emily Hancock

Review: "FOMO" - Yael Danon

Yael Danon releases new single, “FOMO” taken from her upcoming EP “Diary Girl”. The word FOMO represents the “fear of missing out”. While this may seem like a made-up concept, it’s quite relevant in today’s constantly moving society. We feel so much pressure to always say yes to plans and to go out and constantly be “living our lives”. We become so obsessed with not wanting to miss out on something fun that it can be detrimental to our mental health. Danon’s single is about her experience with FOMO and how she wished her friends wouldn’t have fun without her as she wasn’t there with them. These feelings can end up adding stress to relationships in some cases. You may love your friends to death, but seeing them out having fun without you causes new feelings of resentment that fuels the FOMO.

“FOMO” shares Danon’s feelings through a passionate country-rock-pop kind of style. Elements of country writing can be felt in Danon’s single through her down-to-earth, slightly twangy vocals. The way she sings with a deep, guttural kind of inner voice replicates the kind of southern accent you hear in many country tunes. “FOMO” includes rock elements of having moments of pure instrumental drum lines that really stand out. You get the full guitar and drum combo that’s intense and in your face, yet it’s balanced perfectly to not be too overwhelmingly rock. The combinations of styles in this track is unique and makes the song enjoyable to listen to. It’s like there’s something for everyone in this song, you can’t help but fall in love with it.

At just 16 years old, Yael Danon is taking over the world of music. The Israeli-Panamanian singer became a national icon at only age 12 after she was the winning contestant of Israel’s Got Talent. Danon is widely known for her covers of pop music including songs like Adele’s “Hello” and Coldplay’s “Fix You”. In 2015, Danon began posting her videos to Instagram and YouTube where she gained even more of a following. It was 3 years later that she won IGT. The young singer/songwriter/actress has her second EP coming out soon in the following months. Make sure you stay in tune with Yael Danon as we can expect to see great things from her in the future!

Written By Emily Hancock



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