Chandra’s latest single “Smile (No Fox Gibbon),” released on 27th October 2023, is a vibrant embodiment of the pop-rock indie genre, laced with the distinct flair of a singer-songwriter. This single, a successor to his critically acclaimed “Pretty,” is not just a song but an uplifting anthem that encourages listeners to embrace joy without restraint.
The song’s lyrical genius lies in its relatability and Chandra’s personal touch. It speaks to the universal experience of suppressing our spontaneous expressions of joy due to self-consciousness, a theme many can resonate with. Chandra’s own struggle with this, as revealed in the lyrics, adds a layer of authenticity to the song. He challenges listeners to let go of their inhibitions and enjoy life’s little moments with unabashed happiness.
“Smile (No Fox Gibbon)” showcases Chandra’s talent in crafting melodies that are both catchy and emotionally resonant. The pop-rock blend is executed with a finesse that is both refreshing and nostalgic, offering a sound that appeals to a wide audience. The production, a collaborative effort between Chandra and Aaron Shawt, balances the indie vibes with mainstream appeal, ensuring that the song resonates with both indie enthusiasts and general pop-rock listeners.
The music video for “Smile (No Fox Gibbon)” promises to be a heartwarming montage of people from across the globe sharing their moments of joy. This concept not only complements the song’s message but also extends its reach, inviting listeners to become a part of the song’s narrative.
Chandra, as an artist, continues to impress with his ability to write and produce music that’s not only enjoyable but also meaningful. His songs often stem from personal experiences, allowing his audience to connect with him on a deeper level. “Smile (No Fox Gibbon)” is more than just a song; it’s a call to action – to smile, laugh, and live freely, a message that’s both timely and timeless.