Seattle based pop singer-songwriter and producer CANNXN has released her debut EP Will I Always Feel This Way featuring songs “Will I Always Feel this Way,” “Lonely in the Morning,” and “Nightmare (Demo)” available on all streaming services on Wednesday, April 21.
CANNXN is about capturing lightning in a bottle. Based out of Seattle, WA, CANNXN is the homegrown musical project of singer & songwriter Megan Cannon. She has been writing and performing locally for the past five years, and has garnered a reputation for interweaving conversational lyrics with soundscapes that are both emotional and vibrant.
1. Will I Always Feel This Way
2. Lonely In The Morning
3. Nightmare (Demo)
In the first song, CANNXN talks about the time she was having a hard time with a fixed schedule every single day and not being able to catch a break, trying to juggle everything that was going on in her life. She says that it got hard to keep putting on the happy demeanor that people knew her for when she felt drained, to the point where it felt like there was no point anymore. CANNXN talks about being burdened by multiple panic attacks every day and being held back and not being able to function in her daily life anymore. Luckily, she says that writing this song helped with lifting a weight off of her shoulder. In Will I Always Feel This Way, the rough patch CANNXN went through is easy to recognize through the lyrics. For me personally, it feels very relatable and I think that for people who have had the same experiences and thoughts, this is a good song to let every emotion out to. The upbeat music softens up the lyrics which somewhat washes away the dreading feeling behind the song and make it easier to feel more energized. This is the reason why this is my personal favorite of the EP, because while the lyrics are very heavy it sounds like a song to dance all your worries away too.
Lonely in the Morning explores the fear of being a burden, while Nightmare (Demo) is about the insecurity and uncertainty that comes with growing up through a raw, authentic production.
CANNXN is able to put her feelings and pain into the songs with the help of her powerful and smooth voice. Because of the wonderful vocals, the melody and beats don’t overpower the meanings behind the song but instead they are able to strengthen it and even push the songs to the next level.
Listen to the EP here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cannxn/will-i-always-feel-this-way
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Review by: Anissa Steijns