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Summer’s Not Over Yet

Cabin Fever by Jaden Smith (a review)

By OEscritorPublished 4 years ago 4 min read
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What might’ve seemed as a song for a shoe commercial from New Balance, actually turned out to be a new single from Jaden Smith. Cabin Fever is the new single by Jaden Smith. The “ICON living” has hinted his followers with new material as it seems he has started working on a third album. But for now, let’s focus on the newly released single.

Let’s start with the art work. The colorful and pink cover art is a great introduction to the actual song. It displays what one might see as the perfect summer stay. Jaden wears a light blue, flower patterned suit (which in my opinion look more like pajamas). He holds a concerned look on his face, yet a composed stance, which is the perfect imagery to the lyrics of this song. There are posters on the ceiling of the cabin, which show us (the audience) a glimpse of his influences, Frank Ocean’s Blond album being one of them. There are many interesting elements one can find in this environment Jaden has built, and I believe that Cabin Fever is simply a still frame from a rolling film. There is much to unravel as he continues to release new music. 

Now, Cabin Fever is a groovy and fun track that one can dance or drive to. I can definitely see myself driving down a highway while listening to this song as the sun sets at the distance. Sunsets being a common theme in Jaden’s latest’s releases. The guitar holds a nice chorus and vibrato vibes while the drum keeps a perfect simple driving force. Jaden really explores his vocals in this track as well, soft and balanced. As Jaden reminisces about a lost love, he shares a message we can all relate to as Covid-19 keeps us away from loved ones this summer. 

In addition, with the visuals given by the music video we see more of the vision behind the song. Jaden sits in a room reminiscing about a summer that never was. BLM posters behind him and mask covered face, we, as an audience, can relate to this type of summer where much in the world has unraveled. However, Jaden reminds us that there is hope in the little things, much like the song, holding an upbeat rhythm to it.

I would give this track a 5 out of 5 stars, the reason being the beautifully balanced production, relatable lyrics, and perfect timing. This song makes one not want the summer to end in hopes that you may still meet your loved one once again in that beautiful pink cabin. Another reason for this rating, as seen in recent interviews with Jaden, is this seems to be the first single of the continuation of the Cool Tapes. 

What might’ve seemed as a song for a shoe commercial from New Balance, actually turned out to be a new single from Jaden Smith.

Let’s start with the art work. The colorful and pink cover art is a great introduction to the actual song. It displays what one might see as the perfect summer stay. Jaden wears a light blue, flower patterned suit (which in my opinion look more like pajamas). He holds a concerned look on his face, yet a composed stance, which is the perfect imagery to the lyrics of this song. There are posters on the ceiling of the cabin, which show us (the audience) a glimpse of his influences, Frank Ocean’s Blond album being one of them. There are many interesting elements one can find in this environment Jaden has built, and I believe that Cabin Fever is simply a still frame from a rolling film. There is much to unravel as he continues to release new music.

Now, Cabin Fever is a groovy and fun track that one can dance or drive to. I can definitely see myself driving down a highway while listening to this song as the sun sets at the distance. Sunsets being a common theme in Jaden’s latest’s releases. The guitar holds a nice chorus and vibrato vibes while the drum keeps a perfect simple driving force. Jaden really explores his vocals in this track as well, soft and balanced. As Jaden reminisces about a lost love, he shares a message we can all relate to as Covid-19 keeps us away from loved ones this summer.

I would give this track a 5 out of 5 stars, the reason being the beautifully balanced production, relatable lyrics, and perfect timing. This song makes one not want the summer to end in hopes that you may still meet your loved one once again in that beautiful pink cabin. Another reason for this rating, as seen in recent interviews with Jaden, is this seems to be the first single of the continuation of the Cool Tapes.

As someone who downloaded Cool Tape Vol. 1 and 2 back in my middle school days, and have followed Jaden Smith’s career since the days that he was only known for Karate Kid, I am happy to know that Jaden has not forgotten about the Msfts. It is cool to see the evolution of Jaden coming from Jaden’s constant pursuit of music and perfection in his production.

So, as a final word in this matter, all I can say is this: Go listen to Jaden’s new song Cabin Fever. You will probably like it, and hopefully dance to it. But I also suggest you listen to his whole discography. Listen to the Cool Tapes, so you understand the true origin of the story being told. Then listen to Syre and Erys, the most popular albums of all his releases. Then come back to Cabin Fever and sit as we wait for Cool Tape Vol. 3.

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