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  • Cheyenne Johnson

Review: "Hated You All Along" - august brodie

Like some narratives from his previous work, august brodie has given us a pop-punk anthem that takes inspiration from his personal life and past relationships. "Hated You All Along" shows a clear look into the song's meaning just from the title alone. The track is dripping with frustration and aggressive lyrics as brodie outlines his experience with a toxic ex, reflecting on all the bad times and issues that came with the relationship. Conveying a relatable message, "Hated You All Along" is a song that will resonate with many, giving listeners a cathartic track to play on repeat while thinking of that old relationship they're still mad about.

For avid pop-punk listeners, august brodie is producing a sound that will fill you with nostalgia for some older pop-punk acts. brodie's music tastefully combines characteristics from emo, pop, hip-hop, and punk music—a writing style he translates into "Hated You All Along." The track features classic pop-punk guitar riffs, creating the right amount of aggressiveness to convey the bitter feelings that stem from this relationship. brodie's vocals are perfect for bringing listeners back to the early pop-punk days, sounding reminiscent of The All-American Rejects' Tyson Ritter and Simple Plan's Pierre Bouvier. "Hated You All Along" has an overall sound and vibe that would hang well in a playlist with the likes of Simple Plan, The All American Rejects, A Day To Remember, and Bowling For Soup.

august brodie, a Canadian multi-genre artist, is making waves in the music industry with his unique sound and edgy vocals. He began his industry journey in 2018, already having amassed 2.5M streams and an MTV world video premiere. brodie has been writing songs in the back of an ambulance during his late night shifts as an EMT, determined to get out of his small town and on a stage. He has recently signed to Wax Records, taking inspiration from most forms of music, especially screamo. Some of the artists that have influenced him include Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, and Alexisonfire—acts that have played his hometown and influenced him from a young age.

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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