SICK OF IT* – [Jean Dawson]

It had been quite some time since we had last heard from Jean Dawson, but over the last month or two, he has been unveiling singles from his highly anticipated upcoming project CHAOS NOW* and my excitement is at an all-time high. When it comes to Jean, you aren’t only going to get a banger, a unique style of music, and a vibrant persona. You’re also going to get some profound and thought-provoking lyricism that makes you ponder on life itself, just as he does within his releases.

I never leave a song or visual knowing exactly what to take away from it, but that’s what I find so magnificent. His records seem to leave the message up for debate, and depending on what you may have going on in your mind while listening, you may have an entirely different takeaway than you will during your next listen. Although I don’t make music myself, I know how difficult this is because it’s a rarity in the industry, and if it were simple to do, everyone would. We’re slowly getting closer to his next project’s release date of October 7th, and with his latest self-produced (with some help from Austin Corona, Wyatt Bernard, and Ray Brady) single “SICK OF IT*” out now, my adrenaline and mind are both racing more than ever before.

This song seems to show Jean going through a spurt of self-realization, knowing that he, like the rest of us, is just a speck of dust in a massive universe, so no matter what kind of impact he can make, he understands that it isn’t going to last forever. This might sound like I’m downplaying the effect he has on the music world, but that couldn’t be more incorrect. It’s simply a fact of life, and it doesn’t matter if you’re the biggest icon in the world or just a regular person like me, none of this will matter in a thousand years.

Macabre, I know, but the additional message that Jean shares about simply enjoying his happiness and the things that bring him joy is as powerful as I could have ever hoped. Thinking about the grand scheme of things in one’s life, it can be easy to get disheartened, but when you focus on the things you enjoy and the positives rather than fixate on being the star of the show and making sure everyone knows who you are because when it’s all said and done, those things will be forgotten about sooner or later.

The Bradley J. Calder-directed video is once again cinematic, intricate, and deep, making it something that I won’t even attempt to dive into, that way you can watch it for yourself and take away your own insights, the way his visuals always seem to be intended. With that being said, while we wait one more week for CHAOS NOW* to hit streaming platforms, make sure you don’t miss out on this remarkable release ahead of the album!