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Review: "MY OWN WAKE" - roger weeks

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roger weeks reflects on living in the moment with his new single, "MY OWN WAKE." Sharing the inspiration behind the song, weeks elaborates, "This song is all about radical acceptance. It's about accepting exactly where you are in life even if it's not pretty. It's about letting life be a mess and still getting yourself together and celebrating life. After losing my mom, moving to LA, breaking up with my boyfriend, and ending up stronger than ever, I felt extremely powerful. I needed a song to represent that feeling so I wrote 'MY OWN WAKE.' This song isn’t just about acknowledging my imperfections, fears, losses, overwhelm, and insecurities… It’s about celebrating them."

Embracing an indie pop/rock soundscape, "MY OWN WAKE" is a mid-tempo ballad with an honest attitude. The track features heartfelt melodies, ethereal synths, and captivating harmonies, creating a full sound listeners can immerse themselves into. roger weeks delivers lyrical lines with an earnest voice, giving "MY OWN WAKE" an authentic and raw feeling that matches the song's narrative. Drawing inspiration from well-known indie artists, the masterful composition that is "MY OWN WAKE" is similar to acts like Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, and Sufjan Stevens.

Hailing from rural New Hampshire, roger weeks is an up-and-coming indie pop artist and singer-songwriter inspired by music from an early age. Having a personal connection to the music he creates, weeks' start in the music industry was a natural progression, channeling his coming-of-age experiences into intimate bedroom-pop folk songs. weeks relocated to Los Angeles following the passing of his mother, feeling determined and empowered to turn his grief into a powerful musical journey. weeks has achieved much along the way, having his single, "Alone Is Better," go viral on TikTok in 2021 and earning support from several Spotify editorial playlists. Finding himself heavily influenced by the likes of Noah Kahan and Kacey Musgraves, weeks has crafted a sound that fuses emotional depth with vulnerable storytelling.

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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