Arts, Music, Review

Olivia Rodrigo, Forrest Nolan, and Wingtip Drop Singles

“deja vu” – Olivia Rodrigo

★★★★★

Following her record-breaking single, “drivers license,” Olivia Rodrigo returned in a big way with her latest song. “Deja vu,” released April 1, picks up right where her last release left off, and the song seems to reference the drama surrounding Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, and Sabrina Carpenter even more. Although the themes in both “drivers license” and “deja vu” are similar, musically, “deja vu” has a much more atmospheric feel to it. The song’s easy-flowing melodies showcase Rodrigo’s immense vocal talent, and the production is flawless, featuring dreamy synths and perfect background harmonies. The song culminates in the chorus with a question Rodrigo directs toward her former lover: “Do you get deja vu?”



“Second Base” – Forrest Nolan

★★★★★

According to Forrest Nolan’s Instagram, “Second Base” is “a song about making it to second base with your feelings after a breakup.” Released on March 31, the song is anchored by a unique lyrical twist on a breakup with a mellow and airy electric guitar. Nolan delivers a tender song that adds to his limited but already impressive discography.



“Hope They Love You” – Wingtip

★★★★☆

Singer-songwriter Wingtip released “Hope They Love You” on April 2,  a playful and facetious song about lost love. It features trap-inspired beats, a bright and shimmery electric guitar, and a bouncy melody. Tongue-in-cheek, Wingtip sings, “I hope that they burn a hole in your heart / I hope that it hurts and you fall apart / I hope that they love you.”



Photo Courtesy of Geffen Records

April 7, 2021

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