DBMK // SHUT MY MOUTH

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EMBRACING THE INSECURITIES AND COMPROMISING ENDURANCE OF FINDING INDIVIDUALITY IN THE MODERN AND DIGITAL WORLD, DBMK INTRODUCES A PERSPECTIVE OF PROMISE IN THEIR NEW SINGLE, “SHUT MY MOUTH.” INTEGRATING POP, PUNK, AND HEAVY PERCUSSION INFLUENCE INTO THEIR STYLINGS, THIS SONG IS LEADING THE ARTISTIC EXPERIMENTATION AND SOUL IN WHICH DBMK EPITOMIZES. 

“SHUT MY MOUTH” IS DBMK’S SARCASTIC AND BITTERSWEET COMMENTARY ON THE PERFORMATIVE NATURE OF SOCIALIZING IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. THAT CHAMELEON-LIKE, SHAPE SHIFTING RITUAL OF TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL SO ISOLATED STANDING IN A CROWDED ROOM.” 

THE TRACK WAS WRITTEN BY THE DBMK DUO, KYLE KNUDSEN AND COLTON WARD, AND PRODUCED BY KYLE AND JUSTIN AMUNDRUD. WITH ENERGIZING MELODIES, THE IRONIC AND WITTY LYRICISM TRANSFORMS INTO AN EMPATHETIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE HIGH THAT COMES WITH EXTINGUISHING EXPECTATIONS.  

“DON’T CRY, YOU KNOW IT’S NOT GONNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE / I’LL TRY TO BE JUST WHAT THEY WANT, WHAT THEY WANT / SOMETIMES THEY’RE MISSING OUT ON A LOOK IN YOUR EYES / SOMETIMES YOU’LL BE JUST WHAT THEY WANT, WHAT THEY WANT.” 

DROPPING THIS SONIC AND METAPHORICAL MIDDLE FINGER TO SOCIETY’S ASSUMPTIONS OF WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AND TRADITIONALLY BEAUTIFUL, DBMK FINDS HOPE AND COMFORT IN DISPELLING THE DAUNTING CONCEPT OF “FITTING IN.” AT THE COST OF LOSING ONESELF, “SHUT MY MOUTH” INITIATES THE JUXTAPOSING MANTRA OF, “I’LL BE PRETTY WHEN I FIGURE IT OUT.” 

THE AGONY OF WEARING A CUSTOMIZED PERSONA OFTEN SIMULTANEOUSLY EXISTS NEXT TO EMBRACING ONE’S TRUEST SELF IN THE EXISTENCE OF THE UNKNOWN. “SHUT MY MOUTH” DECORATES THAT HUMANITY AND ADORNS THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF BELIEVING IN THE ECCENTRICITY OF ORIGINALITY. 

LISTEN TO “SHUT MY MOUTH” BY DBMK HERE.