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Review: "Trackstar" - Juliana Madrid

From the outside, the high school quarterback seems like a dream boy. He has blonde hair, blue eyes and a nice smile. That combined with his athletic abilities makes him a catch. Don’t judge a book by its cover though. You may soon find out that the popularity has gone to his head and become his whole personality. If he doesn't snap out of it, he will be stuck in the “jock phase” for the rest of his life. That may be popular in high school, but it is not going to fare well in the real world. In her upbeat pop song, “Trackstar,”Juliana Madrid sings about how exhausting it is to be in a relationship with someone like this. She has learned her lesson and now knows that she deserves better.

One thing that stood out to me about this song was the instrumentation. In the beginning of the track the guitar and keyboard blend together to imitate running. This is fitting because the song is about trying to keep up with the track star. In the verses, Madrid talks about how infatuated she was. In the second verse, she sings, “it’s just a matter of time before you trip up at the finish line. I’ll crawl out from under your feet with a kiss on the cheek.” In the chorus, she contrasts this by declaring “the longer that you follow the track star, the more burned that you get ‘cause he always crashes hard.” When finding love, “the chase” can be fun. However, it can get exhausting if it goes on too long. That is the lesson in which Madrid is trying to teach her listeners.

Juliana “Jules” Madrid is a singer/songwriter from Texas. She began playing music and songwriting at a young age. With the help of her guitar, Earl, Madrid is taking the music world by storm. In August 2022, she released her self-titled EP. Its lead single, “Pretend” was featured in the hit Netflix movie, “Do Revenge.” This song is similar to “Trackstar" in that it has an upbeat pop song. Instead of being about breaking up though, it talks about the excitement of new love. While “Trackstar” is going to be one of the tracks on Madrid’s upcoming EP. After listening to this song, I can’t wait to hear what she comes up with next!

Written By Kelli Dixon



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