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Review: "Take Me Out" - iamnotshane

iamnotshane releases “Take Me Out” to rewrite the narrative on societal expectations. In life, there can be a suffocating pressure to follow the roadmap of the “perfect” life. In the olden days, everyone had seemed to figure it out pretty young; but were they trading true happiness for keeping up with the Jones’? There is no ideal path to happiness because each human being is different with unique dreams and circumstances. If you’re not married by 25 with the white picket fence on a cul de sac, 2 kids, one boy and one girl, and the high-powered corporate job, you’re unjustly considered a failure. What those people don’t tell you is that behind the exquisitely mowed, bright green lawn is an unhappy home with much more broken than the back window. You’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t, so you might as well live the life you want to without any regard for hypocritical judgment and coercion to follow the status quo. No matter what you do, someone is going to have an opinion on it. The happiest people are the ones who pay no regard to the opinion of sheep. The world will chew you up and spit you out if you let it, so stand strong by your convictions, be unapologetic in your life choices, and stop caring what others think because you will never please everyone; the only person you should worry about pleasing is the one in the the mirror, and the relationship you should prioritize on bettering is the one with yourself.

“Take Me Out” addresses the pressure to conform to a certain timeline for achieving milestone like getting married, finding the perfect job, and buying a house. iamnotshane is using his platform to challenge the narrative, and encourage his listeners to live an authentic life without conforming to society. He wants to break free from the mold and create his own life path. Instead of losing yourself and obeying expectations, iamnothshane wants you to know it’s okay to just do you. Settle down when, and if ever, it’s the right time. Get the job that fulfills you. Live happily in a studio apartment as you hustle to follow your dreams. Never apologize and never atone for exploring all that life has to offer beyond the confines of societal norms.

iamnotshane is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles with over 130M Global Streams of his music. His cult fanbase was built off bedroom demos on his debut Sad EP and his highly visual, original music videos. In 2021, he released his debut album One Less Year Alive which contained global sensation breakout single “Maybe My Soulmate Died” that charted #1 on Apple Music’s Breaking Pop. After his headline 2022 tour and self-directed music videos that garnered over 40 million views on YouTube, he has taken the industry by storm with paramount messages and fanatic supporters. “Take Me Out” is the second release from his highly awaited forthcoming album. With his distinct voice, infectious melodies, unusual dance moves, and dry humor, iamnotshane has created a dynamic brand for himself with a passionate following, and he's just getting started!

Written By Grace Chapman



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