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Oh, Right – Hang in There | Song Review

Oh, Right has released a new single titled ‘Hang in There‘ which is a little different from his previous releases. This song leads with more pop influences rather than the punk sound we have heard before.

This was the first song I heard from Oh, Right and then I listened to his previous work and I have to say, I personally think his voice fits better with the pop sounds. The production of this song is very well put together, it really compliments his voice and I find the song quite catchy.

I couldn’t help but notice the lyrics when listening to this song. It seems such a personal song talking about not liking your self and as the title suggests, try to hang in there, things will get better. It is very well written, I really enjoy this song.

‘Cos I hate my face, I hate my body, anything I do, I say I’m sorry, I know, I know

I’m trying to love myself but can’t find nothing’

Lyrics from Oh, Right – Hang in There

Oh, Right is quite new to the scene so he is still trying to find his sound and niche but I thin he has had a great start to his music career – I see a very bright future and I am excited to hear future releases

I was able to ask Oh, Right a few questions about the song:

What was the inspiration behind this song?

This song was written as an open letter to anyone who doesn’t understand what it’s like to have depression or any other kind of mental illness. 

Specifically, it was written out of frustration towards a friend of mine who is one such person.

From your previous 2018 single ‘Do It All Again’, it seems you have gone down a different route with music – what is the reason behind the change?

I’ve always been told that voice lends itself to a more pop-punk sound. I’m still in the beginning stages of finding who I am as a songwriter, so I wanted to challenge myself and show the world what I’m capable of, and prove that I can do something completely different.

What was the writing / recording process like for this song?

What’s funny is that this song was originally written as an angry and aggressive punk song. It wasn’t until my co-writer made me try slowing the tempo down that I realized I had written a pop melody. The tempo change was all it took to inspire me to take a different direction.

I was initially worried about the genre change because I didn’t want the anger and frustration in the lyrics to get lost. Luckily my fears were completely unfounded, and the message remained intact. 

Who would be your dream collaboration?

Brendon Urie, without a doubt. As a songwriter and vocalist, he’s probably had the most profound influence on me growing up. I get told often that I have a similar vocal style to him. I hope that’s true, because I don’t hear it!

What can we expect from you next?

I have a rock EP that I’m in the final stages of preparing to release. I’m very excited about it. 

After that, I’ll likely play around with pop production a lot more. Now that I’ve cut my teeth with this release, I feel much more confident moving forward!

Overall Rating:

★★★★☆

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