Review of “Fallin’” by Why Don’t We

The new hit song, “Fallin’“ was recently released at the end of this September. Since being a fan of Why Don’t We since early 2018, I was amazed by their talent portrayed in this comeback song. The five young successors went on hiatus at the beginning of 2020. After a nine month break of no interaction with the media, the band made a bold return, dropping their single “Fallin’.’’ 

This single marks the beginning of a new era for the band. A song like this has never been released by Why Don’t We. They are exceeding the stereotypes of being a typical “boy-band.” By doing this, they are experimenting with new sounds in their work plus producing music 100% on their own. Their upcoming album includes vocals and instruments strictly performed by Jonah Marais, Daniel Seavey, Corbyn Besson, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron. I think this is a great accomplishment and step forward in their career. 

“Fallin’” starts with a bold introduction of solo drums. As the song progresses, so does the build-up of instruments. Throughout this project, the vocal range increases, keeping the listeners of edge. The lyrics create a rhythm, making a catchy melody. I recommend this song to teenagers because of an inappropriate word in the chorus. The topic of the song (falling in love for the fun of it) is more of a mature theme where rebellious teens may relate. 

Why Don’t We released their first album, 8 Letters,a couple of years back. The tracklist included a song named, “Falling.”  The two songs, with very similar titles,’“Falling” and “Fallin’’’, portray the same idea, but use different genres and techniques. “Falling” sets a dramatic,  romantic mood. I prefer the band’s newer three minute and thirty-seven-second long track about love that differs from a slow song. This song sets the mood of jamming out with your friends at a concert on a hot summer night. It is a hype type of beat that makes you want to jump up and down and pretend you are playing drums.

In addition to the technical works behind “Fallin’’’, I adore the cover photo. There are ten different pictures- two of each band member-organized together and edited to make it appear as the images were ripped like paper. The color scheme fits the vibe of the song with a variety of blue hues and a tint of red. Overall, I give this song a ten out of ten.