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  • Molly Schiff

Review: "Screwed" - Trubbleboy

Nobody can be one hundred percent positive all the time. Especially when it feels like the world is spinning at a pace too fast and you cannot catch a break. In these instances, it’s common to feel like you’re being screwed over a little bit. That’s where the inspiration for Trubbleboy’s single “Screwed” comes from. In this reborn take on the established song, Trubbleboy got the concept from an originally lighthearted idea, and it turned into their take on the world. We all live life on a monotonous loop, and with this song, Trubbleboy hopes to not only raise awareness to the cycle, but start to pull people out of it. Doing the same thing day in and day out can be exhausting; it can feel refreshing to take a new perspective.

We are carried into this song with an echoey beat that cascades into an upbeat pop tune while maintaining the same echo. This beat quiets down to give the lyrics center stage, and then begins to pick up again at the chorus. The chorus is extremely catchy and the way I see it, the pinnacle of everything that makes the pop genre. It is upbeat, the lyrics are easy to follow, and the instruments have taken more of the spotlight. At the start of the second genre, the musical aspect of the song once again quiets down to give Trubbleboy and their words the floor. That aspect of this song is intensified with the bridge where they specify that “maybe I need something I never had,” which is a key message of the song. Everything worked together to create a wonderful song worth listening to.

Trubbleboy, a name gotten from the Trouble Cloud he would frequently doodle in notebooks throughout high school, grew up admiring artists like Dave Grohl, a man of many talents, My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, and the 1975. There are heavy rock and punk influences in his music. At just eleven years old, he picked up a guitar for the first time after watching a video of Jimi Hendrix. His love for guitar grew into a perfection of craft in bass, drums, and piano as well. He could have made up an entire band. After trying to join a few bands, he decided to stay as a solo act and began to search out local gigs and odd jobs in lieu of attending a university. In 2022, Trubbleboy was signed to Bright Antenna Records, which has been amazing for his career so far.

Written By Molly Schiff



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