Review: "Sell Your Soul" - Tatum Quinn
“Sell Your Soul” is a moody and intense alt-rock jammer about the all-consuming passion that one feels. Maybe this passion is for a person, maybe it’s for a hobby, maybe it’s for music. But sometimes, we feel so strongly about the things that we care about that we might, literally, sell our own souls. It’s a common trope for musicians to joke about; gaining innovative and genre-bending talent and ideas by selling their soul to the devil, but in a way, now, selling your soul could mean partnering up with larger labels who care more about the profit you generate than the landscapes you’re experimenting with.
Quinn’s voice is velvety but throaty, bellowing out and soaking the entire song with her raw emotions. She crafts delicate but weighty narratives around the frustration of not being perfect and subsequent contemplation of putting all of your eggs in one basket. To pursue your passion down to the ends of the Earth. Quinn’s voice and the instruments perfectly match each other, taking over the melody and harmony with a moment for each to shine. Her voice beckons and calls before stepping back and letting the bass solo speak for itself, crafting the atmosphere and soundscapes of the song.
Tatum Quinn, a 24-year-old pop-rock singer-songwriter, studied at the Berklee College of Music. Her bubbly and unique image differs from her raspy and emotive performances, bringing an edge to her bright persona. Opening for bands like Kool & the Gang, The Pointer Sisters, and April Wine, Quinn feels at home on the stage, belting her lungs out. With her music being featured in Just Dance, Quinn is determined for her music to be relatable; to craft a narrative and bring excitement to the everyday emotions and routines that people circulate in. Quinn’s bubbly image isn’t going anywhere, and it really only heightens her musical style as she carves out a name for herself in the pop-rock genre.
Written By Megan Cao