Review: "The Party Is Over" - Shawn Fox
The older we get, the faster time flies by. When we're younger, it seems like time can't move any slower as we're racing towards adulthood and supposed freedom; once we hit a certain age, the years just start slipping by and we're left to reminisce over our lost youth. Shawn Fox captures this perfectly in his new single, "The Party Is Over." The track takes listeners on a ride through experiences of being in our late teens to late 20s, exploring the highs and lows of these transformative years. Fox aimed to create a song that would resonate with anyone, stating, "As a 27-year-old living in Brooklyn NY, I wanted to channel my personal experiences into this track while also making it accessible to anyone. Each verse is a snapshot of key age markers, highlighting the realization that time is inexorably slipping away. While the chorus sounds like one big party, I ultimately leave listeners with one question we often ask ourselves: 'Can I please go back to yesterday?'"
Releasing a pop-rock/pop-punk anthem, "The Party Is Over" takes the stage with its upbeat, energetic sound. Fox's crisp vocals steal the show, delivering the panicked and nostalgic sensations that come with growing older. The guitar-laden soundscape is paired with driving drums, propelling the song forward into infectious choruses. Showcasing the artist's impressive songwriting abilities, Fox weaves memorable melodies throughout the song's foundation, giving listeners something to play on repeat. "The Party Is Over" draws inspiration from acts like The Band CAMINO, Knox, and All Time Low, making the track perfect for any pop-punk/pop-rock playlists.
In 2004, Shawn Fox's parents gave him the tough choice of choosing between throwing a party with his best friends or getting a drum set. He chose the drum set, shaping the next two decades of his life. Over the following years, Fox played along to artists like Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Cartel, and Good Charlotte. He got a sneak peek at the magic of live shows, playing in bands throughout middle school. Eventually, Fox was inspired to write and perform his own music. He learned to play guitar and piano through YouTube tutorials, kickstarting his songwriting journey. Leading up to the release of "The Party Is Over," Fox's pursuit of songwriting became an obsession, drawing inspiration from Ryan Tedder and Jon Bellion. Though the artist is just getting started, we can expect to hear great things from Fox's future endeavors.
Written By Cheyenne Johnson
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