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Ann Gray’s new single, City of a Million, captures the essence of what it means to be young and in love in a big city. As you listen to the lyrics, you can picture yourself and your partner walking around the urban environment, taking in all of the sights and sounds. You may even start to picture all of the places in the city where your relationship started or where it could potentially go.
But, as the song points out, there’s a less glamorous side to city life. The stress of balancing school/work and social obligations can take its toll on relationships, and it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle.
The production is clean and polished, and the melodies are catchy and ear-wormy. But it’s the punchy drums that give the song its kick, make it sound like a true Indie Pop Rock track. Ann’s vocals are similar to those of Olivia Rodrigo, which is a good thing.