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  • Megan Cao

Review: "In the Movies" - CHANDLER

“In the Movies” is an introspective song that reflects on the passing of time and making the most of the present. The best times of your lives are the ones right now, no matter how old you are, but you’re living your best life when you’re present. CHANDLER remarks on how though he might feel hit with FOMO, he knows that when he’s older and more successful, he’ll look back on his penny-pinching days fondly. For him, the journey is more desired than the success, evidence of all of the hard work he’s put in to get to where he is today.

CHANDLER’s soulful voice is only emphasized by the complex emotions he carefully crafts in his narrative. His song focuses on mature themes, looking at how his life has been affected by his choices while hopeful for the future. His insecurities and complexities are barred for the world to see and people to relate to. He finds a really refreshing way of untangling complex feelings in a single description or narrative and gives us the language to unpack the emotions we might be feeling right now. Set against the background of the piano and guitar, the song flows seamlessly from reflective to building up and exploding in the chorus. CHANDLER’s careful focus on the layering and narrative creates a faultless delivery conveying his personal story and personality to the audience.

A singer-songwriter from Alabama, CHANDLER focuses on carefully crafting personal stories and sounds to unpack the complex emotions someone might be feeling at all stages in life. Influenced by those like LAUV, FINNEAS, and JP SAXE, CHANDLER uses his writing to speak his truth, almost therapeutic in nature. Currently living in Los Angeles, CHANDLER has collaborated with a multitude of people from New York to Portland for his upcoming album. Be sure to check it out, as CHANDLER’s contemplative songs strike chords that you may not even know have existed.

Written By Megan Cao



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