The two minute and twenty second collaboration was released on December 16, 2022, after long time friends and pop singer-songwriters Fox Revett and Laila Kharouba worked together to release their first duet, “I Think I’m Missing.”
The pop track explores how we sacrifice our hopes and dreams in the pursuit of what may come easier and how we can feel a loss of self in that journey. The song’s percussive elements take listeners from a dreamy state to a state of confusion in its transition from legato to staccato which represents our inner fights with finding what self is in a world that pulls and distracts us from who we are.
The collab is Kharouba’s first release as a solo artist and the song is currently available on all streaming platforms!
“Fox played the song for me in the car before the release and it left me speechless. After my break up earlier this year (relationship and band), I totally connect with feeling like I’ve lost myself and my identity. I still feel that way,” says Kharouba. “I jokingly asked Fox if I could write a verse and he was all for it. Fox and I have been making music together since we were 16 year old theatre kids. I'm so excited for this song to be my entrance into music as a solo artist.”
Revett is inspired by nature and wildlife and in recording the song, sampled lots of outdoor sounds including the rainstorm that was happening outside and used those sounds to build the instruments for the song.
“I Think I’m Missing” was written by Fox Revett, Adrian Morningstar (Birds of Bellwoods), Laila Kharouba (Your Paris), and produced by Fox Revett, with additional production by Adrian Morningstar, mixing by Vic Florencia (Olivia Rodrigo, Sabrina Carpenter), and mastering by Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kacey Musgraves).
You can check out the song’s music video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4KDMIGJCas The video was released in November before the collaboration with Laila Kharouba.
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Review by Alyssa Goelzer