Review: "Speed Limit" - Carson Ferris
Though young in years, Carson Ferris delivers some solid advice and introspection with his new single, “Speed Limit.” Carson wrote this song reflecting on what it takes to chase his dreams as a musician on the rise. Throughout the track, Carson looks at life, trying to figure out how much is too much to give up for your dreams. It’s all about managing that stress and finding balance. The song is personal for Carson in many ways as he states, “I don’t always feel this way, but sometimes I do get overwhelmed trying to make it as a musician who also happens to be a kid.” Showcasing Carson’s strong songwriting, “Speed Limit” is filled with great lines giving wise advice like, “Whenever there’s too much in your life, you gotta let go, let go, let go.” Carson’s second 2023 release, “Speed Limit” continues the theme of cars and driving featured in his previous release, “Drive Alone.” In a way, “Speed Limit” and “Drive Alone” fit together as a mini EP, or 2 sides of the same single. Both songs are strong additions to the pop world and are a must-listen for any pop fan.
Featuring bright guitar riffs, soaring vocals, and huge symphonic drums, “Speed Limit” is sure to catch the attention of any pop lover. The song is filled with an intense, driving energy, creating a catchy anthem deserving of being played on repeat. Carson’s crisp vocals deliver relatable lyrics throughout the song, making the message authentic and accessible. Though the journey of chasing dreams can be overwhelming, the song’s upbeat composition gives hope that all the sacrifices will be worth achieving your goals. Influenced by some of the biggest names in the industry, including OneRepublic, Ed Sheeran, and the Jonas Brothers, Carson showcases a similar, yet distinctive sound in "Speed Limit" worthy of our attention.
At an impressive 13 years old, Carson Ferris has had quite the music career, but he’s just warming up. He is an American pop artist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter hailing from Provo, Utah. Beginning his music journey at age 6, Carson began learning to play electric guitar. He developed his performing chops by playing and singing in student rock bands at Dave Wilbur’s Rock Lab in Orem, and later with the acclaimed One Voice Children’s Choir. Carson didn’t want to stop making music in 2020 when the world shut down, so he went out on his own. He began recording music in LA and released his first single, “Can’t Be Without You,” collaborating with Trinidad Cardona. In 2021, he won a social media contest, providing Carson with the opportunity to have a video of him singing and dancing in Donny Osmond’s Las Vegas show. Carson has since played in local music festivals, Fork Fest and Buzzards & Bees. He stays busy writing music, working with his producer Mykyl. Following Ferris’ previous single, “Drive Alone,” “Speed Limit” is the second of many to come in 2023. Stay tuned for all the great hits Carson Ferris has lined up for this year!
Written By Cheyenne Johnson
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