SINGLE REVIEW: Emily Warren – Paranoid
Emily Warren is one of the brilliant names behind some of your favourite pop songs like the sassy ‘New Rules’ by Dua Lipa, the ridiculously catchy ‘Boys’ by Charli XCX, and the dance floor favourite ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ by The Chainsmokers. And to be honest the impressive list goes on and on. But 2018 is an exciting year for the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter as she will be finally releasing her debut album for her own solo project. Her new single “Paranoid’ is a little bit of a indie-pop gem and hears her continuing her pop vibe with a darker mood. The production is notably similar to Norwegian favourite Sigrid who Warren has also been working with recently and delivers that same mix of upbeat hooks with dark undertones. The song is driven by a pulsating indie-pop synth that buzzes through the verses and is layered with finger clicks. For the chorus she introduces a voice synthesiser that changes up the vibe and allows a euphoric feel to sink in. the track looks at anxiety and how sometimes we let our inner demons get the better of us. “Don’t listen to that noise. Darling there’s no need to be paranoid”. It’s a dark but motivating song that has a great message and will have you feeling all gooey and good without being cheesy. Not to mention it’s also super catchy.