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  • Giselle Morales

Review: "Rearview Mirror" - Greyson Chance

Time is a funny thing. It’s a constant, irreversible reminder of what we can’t stop and what we can’t get back. “Rearview Mirror” is a perfectly poetic representation of just how frustratingly delicate time can be. It’s a song that talks about the “what ifs” in life. As someone who is a natural overthinker, the past can be a tricky concept. “Rearview Mirror” reflects on this idea in an incredibly raw and heartfelt way. At some point in our lives, we’ve all probably found ourselves reflecting on a moment from the past and wondered what we could have done differently. The chorus itself brilliantly sums this up. The lyrics, “If I had a rearview mirror // Would I just keep it all the same // Watch us go up in flames // Or savor it like old champagne,” beautifully showcased Chance’s journey of deep introspection and self-discovery.

Greyson Chance is a master at knowing how to make a song feel just right. He never tries to overdo it with explosive guitar licks or an overshadowing drum beat. It’s all about the lyricism. That’s what makes “Rearview Mirror” a simple masterpiece. A piano and Chance’s voice, that’s all it takes to draw you in. The deeply personal, indie pop track shines a light on just how strong of a vocalist the artist is. Weaving through the verses into the chorus, his voice takes you on a spiritual journey as Chance starts in his low, gritty tone and then explodes into a piercing falsetto that captivates you from start to finish. “Rearview Mirror” is simplicity at its finest.

This isn’t Greyson Chance’s first rodeo. The 26-year-old pop singer rose to fame in 2010 when his cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” went viral on Youtube. At the tender age of 12, Chance signed with Geffen Records and quickly became a teen pop sensation. His debut album, Hold On ‘Til The Night, which was released in 2011, spawned the hit “Waiting Outside The Lines" and made him an artist to watch. Shortly after, Chance co-headlined the Waiting 4U tour with Australian pop singer Cody Simpson. After a string of single releases, the artist independently released his second album, Portraits, in 2019 and has kept his foot on the gas ever since. His “Portraits” world tour was a massive success and his third album, Palladium, further cemented his status as an innovative storyteller. “Rearview Mirror” is now available on all music streaming platforms.

Written By Giselle Morales



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