Nowadays, popular music is inviting, sweet, and polished, and many people like it that way. But there’s a certain art to making music that’s rough around the edges, combative, grungy, and aggressive. Many artists don’t make music like this anymore, so “The Showdown” by Tarah Who is such a refreshing single. We’ll take a closer look at it in this full review, so keep reading to find out more!
Tarah Who? is a singer-songwriter who doesn’t care what’s mainstream and popular. She wants to put on a show, be unabashedly herself, and release music that she’s passionate about making. It makes her a unique performer in the modern music zeitgeist and one that’s exciting to watch. “The Showdown” is maybe the peak of these ideas, and we’re all for it.
From the song’s first riff to its final chord, “The Showdown” is fun, aggressive, and energetic. While every element of the song is performed well, what truly makes it stand out from the pack is its sheer chaotic energy. Every instrument and the musical component of the song is played slightly off-kilter, making for a busy but incredibly energetic and chaotic mix.
This unique style makes for a single dripping personality and character. An off-kilter violin rings out during the song’s bridges, and it’s such a small detail that adds so much to the song’s aggressive atmosphere. Of course, pure unrestrained chaos wouldn’t make for a well-arranged song. There’s a method to the madness on “The Showdown” that makes it so irresistibly fun.
A big part of this has to be Tarah Carpenter’s powerful delivery. Filled with unbridled rage and attitude, Tarah’s song performance is a highlight, capturing the raw energy that it so carefully cultivates. It combines combative but exciting lyrics and makes for a special showing. There’s a lot to love with this single, with so many different elements coming together to make things work.
Overall, “The Showdown” is a perfect time, a song we enjoy for all its quirks and sheer personality. It refers to when music was made with attitude but with modern sensibilities and an evident passion for music. We’re big fans and can’t wait to see what Tara Who? has in store next!
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