Wax Beach - 'How Many Likes'

Wax Beach - 'How Many Likes'

Wax Beach - 'How Many Likes'

By / Reviews / Monday, 07 October 2019 13:32

Wax Beach and Chad Saaiman hop on the band-wagon with 'How Many Likes'.

Up and coming production duo Wax Beach have teamed up with SAMA nominated pop-artist Chad Saaiman for 'How Many Likes', a track that tries to be topical but ends up sounding like a dead horse being beaten.

Since the dawn of social media, there have been those warning of its negative side effects. Everyone from psychologists to artists and celebrities has highlighted the shallow, fickle affirmation it gives people and how damaging that can be to a young person’s psychology.

Wax Beach and Saaiman are now the latest artists to jump on the labouring band-wagon with a song that brings nothing new to the table. As pure as I’m sure their intentions were, lines like “I don’t care what you look like with a filter” and “How many likes did it get last week/ Was it enough Do you feel complete” have a bit of a self-righteous after-taste. That’s not to say their point isn’t valid, just that it’s already been made a thousand times.

Lyrics aside, the music holds its own to a point. There are some interesting chord progressions in the verses and enough dynamics to keep things feeling fresh, although the vocals do get a little lost in the choruses. That being said, if you’re looking for something to dance to then you’ve got a winner here. The beat is steady, keeping the energy up even when things quiet down a bit.

'How Many Likes' goes to great lengths to try and be supportive of people relying on themselves instead of social media for affirmation but, unfortunately, it comes off as trite and a little bit holier-than-thou in a world where social media has become the centre of modern society.



Daniel Luckhoff-wessels

Daniel Luckhoff-wessels


Daniel is a freelance script-editor and actor, but his real passion is music. He is always on the lookout for new up and coming bands that have a sound that's unique to them. The more interesting the music is, the better. You can find Daniel on the following social media platforms: TwitterInstagram & Wrequiemmusic.

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