It can be really frustrating watching a friend give up on their dreams and waste their life away being unhappy, especially when they have so much talent and potential. What's really not okay is when they make you feel guilty for your own success, when their lack of progress is to no fault but their own. "To All My Friends Who Didn't Make It" by Hannah Duckworth is an honest message to those people who could've had it all, but just didn't put in as much time and effort as they should have; but by the end of the song, the lyrics and tone turn more heartfelt as Hannah tells these friends, "it's okay".
Hannah Duckworth is known for her early 2000's nostalgic pop punk style, and "To All My Friends Who Didn't Make It" sticks with that theme with it's heavy guitar and drums. The lyrics are angsty and Hannah sings them with such a raw, rock n' roll tone. It's very reminiscent of younger Avril Lavigne and Paramore. Even the cover art is very early 2000's, looking like an inspiration board filled with pictures that were cut out of a magazine, including a flip-phone, a CD player and a Tube TV.
Hannah Duckworth is a pop punk, new age indie rock artist based in Seattle, Washington. "To All My Friends Who Didn't Make It" is Hannah's fourth single release, her debut song being "Stay Quiet" that was just released last year in 2022. Her other songs include "Arsonist" and "SUMMER LOVE" which were released earlier this year. "To All My Friends Who Didn't Make It" was produced by Aaron Gillespie of Underoath, who also produced Hannah's upcoming EP, "Anywhere But Here" which is set to release this Fall.
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole