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Review: "Maybe I’m Psycho" - REBENN

Have you ever felt like your emotions are out of control? In “Maybe I’m Psycho” the singer reflects on feeling overcome by emotions. The lyrics describe feeling like they are going crazy because they are overwhelmed. Due to their crazed and wild feelings, they are making questionable decisions, which creates this cycle of everything being chaotic and feeling like there is no way for it to end. By the end, the vocalist acknowledges that they are out of control and that they may be a psycho but that they are trying to mask that. Overall, this is a catchy pop single with a bit of edge that will be stuck in your head and playing on repeat.

The song begins, with intense string strumming and police sirens that add to the dangerous feeling. Then a slightly raspy voice enters and completes the moody vibe, with her dark lyrics. As the chorus starts, the drums begin to build which leads to the perfect payoff when the beat drops. After the first chorus, the producer uses the sound of a gunshot and barrel droppings to enhance the risky and reckless vibe before the vocalist continues. A highlight of the song is the bridge. REBENN knows exactly how to build instrumentals and layer vocals to emphasize a point or add to the intensity of the moment.

REBENN is a Korean pop producer. He began to pursue music after his time in the military, releasing his debut single in May 2020 titled, “Ghost In My Mind (feat. Ellare) gaining close to 1,000,000 streams on Spotify. Since his first single, the producer has released four singles and has amassed over 25,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. The musician describes his sound as alternative pop and has a background in classical music, which still inspires him alongside contemporary music. REBENN is breaking boundaries by being one of the few artists in Korea releasing pop English songs with darker elements.

Written By Stephanie Berning



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