Contrasting melancholic undertones with absolute energy and brightness both conceptually and structurally, Cade Bittner tackles loneliness with escapism and offers a retro dance-pop hit with a clear passion for self-expression.
Showcasing a fairly nostalgic arrangement with a few uniquely contemporary synths and distorted overtones, Dancing In My Own Light brings through an effected vocal, quietly mixed with a certain appropriate quietness to the delivery – fitting, considering the opening lyrics and the self-awareness of the whole thing.
The very concept of the song celebrates escapism and being happy alone – overcoming ‘the loneliness inside’ and focusing on telling yourself you’re a survivor. The music backs up this topic and progression well, taking things to explosively energising realms for the uplift and embrace of the hook.
A timeless pop effort with a retro flavour and a relatable, honest expression of the comfort and freedom that both music and being true to yourself can bring.