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Carter Reeves – Bittersweet

Carter Reeves is one of my favorite bubbling voices in pop right now. I was a massive fan of “Fly High” and “Pay Day” because they showed his versatility, but “Bittersweet” takes his sound to a whole other level that’s straight up ear candy. His melodies are so damn infectious (seriously, good luck keeping that hook out of your head), his voice on the verses sounds more assured than ever, and his lyrics show a knack for relatable storytelling that really elevates his game. It’s such a treat to be immediately ecstatic about a song and “Bittersweet” does just that. On top of all that, the production is without a doubt the best he’s worked with yet and really lays out a beautiful array of sounds for Reeves to work his increasingly established magic. I really can’t give enough praise here.

Life is full of bittersweet moments and to have the fullest experience on this earth you’re best off by embracing each and every one. There’s beauty in the grey areas that show how our lives ebb and flow through the universe’s constantly shifting existence. Going through a break up? You can feel sadness while also appreciating the wealth of good times you had. Going through a generally rough patch? Think of all the things you can be grateful for, whether they’re emotional or material. Consider that while you listen to “Bittersweet” on repeat!

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Carter Reeves – Pay Day

It’s Friday and you know what that means – that’s right, it’s pay day baby! Time for the collective masses to cash those checks and fantasize over how to spend their hard earned money over the coming 72 hours. Maybe they’ll head downtown and hit the bars or hit the pier and get some game time in before catching those infamous West Coast waves, but either way, it’s the best possible outcome after a week of nose to the grindstone work. Work is obviously an essential part of life, especially if you love what you do like myself, but you’ve gotta go all in on things that make you feel happy and fulfilled during your free time too.

The carefree vibes on this new Carter Reeves’ new single absolutely nail the thrill of “making a buck or two” and the ever-relaxing kickbacks that ensue; from how I see it, “sand in my hair for the past four days” sounds like a dream come true. Reeves does a picture perfect job of delivering such a relatable story as you can hang on to every word and find an endless amount of ways to relate or simply throw it on in the background and mirror his experience in real time. While it’s totally different in sound and style, “Pay Day” is such an amazing follow up to “Fly High” that shows just how much versatility as an artist that Reeves has to offer. There’s no doubt I’m gonna try to hit the beach this weekend with “Pay Day” turned all the way up and good times in tow.

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