One of the traits of any decent pop song is that it feels so instantly familiar or catchy that you can sing along with the chorus after hearing it just once; But the greatest pop songs take on the familiar and find a way mine new territory with their own individual style and substance. Such is the case with SURVIVE, the new single from Atlanta-based singer Brianna Shelko. Ladies and Gentleman: we have our shining summer anthem.
2020 has brought the United States a lot of chaos. Between the pandemic and the state of the economy, anxiety in the air is thick. SURVIVE offers not only a delightfully poppy panacea from the chaos, it takes on the chaos and pledges to conquer it with confidence. With empowering lyrics and a voice that mixes both Arianna’s velvet tone and Demi’s grit with an individuality that is 100 percent her own, Brianna Shelko is ready to rub shoulders with the biggies. Solid songwriting and clean production that starts out with simple keyboards and synth touches and evolves into a full banger by the time we hit the chorus really elevate this song beyond your run of the mill anthem. Lots of remix potential here and I promise that when you reach the end of the song, you will press play again… and again. I know I did.