“Can’t Write About Today” by Matt DeAngelis is a heartfelt and introspective ballad that delves into the struggles of dealing with the uncertainty and complexity of life, especially after surviving the massive unrest of the pandemic and economic insecurity. The lyrics poetically convey the frustration and confusion of the singer, who seems to be struggling to make sense of his emotions and the world around him.
The track starts off with a cryptic and suspenseful melody, immediately catching you off-guard. The use of acoustic guitar and piano gives the song a raw and organic feel, which complements the honest and vulnerable emotions that come with a sense of insecurity. His lyrics perfectly convey these sentiments with the line: “I can’t write about today/Can’t think about tomorrow/Lost out on yesterday.”
The verses are packed with powerful and thought-provoking lines. What’s better is how they are delivered. His vocal performance is emotive and sincerely perplexed yet wise with his philosophy presenting cryptic lyricism with a unique articulation and vocal delivery. Matt DeAngelis, along with Billy Kennedy, Eric Bishop, and Dan Pettolina has pumped up the multifarious instrumentals with a capricious melody that takes you out of your musical comfort zone and encourages you to step out into the unknown.
Overall, “Can’t Write About Today” is a beautifully crafted and emotionally charged rock ballad that leaves a lasting impression on the listener. It’s a song that many people can relate to, and it has the potential to resonate with anyone going through a difficult time in their life.
Review By: Naomi Joan