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  • Karlee Skipper

Review: "Overrated" - The Foxies

The Foxies have dropped yet another high-energy pop-punk hit. “Overrated” is their next single from their highly anticipated debut album. The song reflects on the emptiness felt when seeking viral fame. In this current era of social media, artists feel pressure from their labels and managers to partake in trending videos. Several artists have come forward to say that their label will not let them release music if it is not “TikTok worthy”. They are forced to follow what the algorithm wants, not what they want. Even then, a song may only be viral for a week or two, then it will fade. In the chorus, lead singer Julia Lauren Bullock sings, “It goes lights out then you burn out// You never slow down, you never slow down// You get so instantly overrated”. These artists work incredibly hard and never get rest, yet they only have their fame for a moment. Before they know it, their viral success is forgotten, and their hard work was for nothing. The Foxies wrote this song for every artist out there that views their music as art, and not a trend to be forgotten.

“Overrated” is a classic pop-punk track with modern day lyrics. The song begins with the steady beat of the drums. In the pre-chorus, the guitar begins to pick up with the beat—no longer a background instrument. The production builds up for the beat drop at the chorus that adds a powerful emphasis to the frustration the band feels. This frustration stems from the pressure placed on them by the music industry. Throughout the song, Julia Lauren Bullock’s voice brings focus to the honest lyrics. Her incredible vocals support the intense lyrics and the catchy beat. Each member of The Foxies brings a different talent to the band, which naturally creates a team of hitmakers. “Overrated” is another song added to their belt that will have listeners jamming along in minutes.

The Foxies is a pop-punk band based in Nashville. The band consists of three members: lead singer Julia Lauren Bullock, guitarist Jake Ohlbaum, and drummer Rob Bodley. They released their first single, “Floods”, in 2015. Since then, they have released three EPs and multiple standalone singles. In 2021, The Foxies toured with rock legend, Billy Idol. “Overrated” is the third single from their upcoming debut album, Who Are You Now, Who Were You Then?”, which will be released September 23, 2022.

Written By Karlee Smith



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