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  • Tessa Maddaloni

Review: "Fragile" - Andrew Marshall

Falling in love is a wonderfully dangerous thing, and Andrew Marshall’s new song “Fragile” details this very feat. He feels that he always falls hard in relationships, and it always breaks him. The title of the song is a reference to himself- he feels that he is destined to be fragile in every situation, and he just has to accept this fact. He feels inferior to every partner, and inevitably comes out worse for wear. He views them all as magical and perfect, and in this he finds his flaws within himself. He gets too lost in the love to protect his heart, and seems to break every single time. This does not stop him, however, and even though he knows the shatter is inescapable it hurts him every time.

The song itself is upbeat and sounds happy, unless you listen to the lyrics. This seems to be an ode to the way that love makes him feel at first- he can’t help himself searching for the way it makes him feel like he's flying- but knows it will hurt him. In the chorus, he sings “I like falling in hard / But I still break / My smile when I hit the pavement / I’m so high till you walk away now / I’m like a house of cards / That tries to fake it like a castle / But baby I’m just fragile”. He compares himself to flimsy things, like cards and board games, reflecting how lowly he thinks of himself. He feels that he is doomed no matter what, and that mindset carries over into his relationships.

Andrew Marshall’s career officially started in 2018, but his story begins long before that. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 16, and truly developed his love of music through the long treatment process. He wrote songs and performed them, and even got to meet his idol, John Mayer, through the Make-A-Wish foundation. After his battle with cancer, he became a quarter-finalist on season 20 of the Voice, and moved down to Nashville, Tennessee where he lives now, writing and recording music. His new project is planned to be released at the end of this year, and has similar vibes to John Mayer, Harry Styles, and LANY. His music is upbeat and pop, and he writes that his goal is to “...make his listeners feel a little less alone, just like music always did during his most difficult days in treatment for leukemia”. Make sure to follow the social medias below to stay tuned for more from Marshall.

Written By Tessa Maddaloni



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