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Close Talker’s “Okay Hollywood” is a Cautionary Tale for Fakers and Braggers

The lesson here is maybe don’t flex so much.

by Devin Pacholik
Mar 1 2017, 4:18pm

Photo courtesy of Nevado Music

Life can get a bit odd, but that doesn't mean you should change yourself just to fit in with the weirdos. Even at the expense of looking cool, you loser. Close Talker's newest song "Okay Hollywood" dives into this theme of staying true to oneself. The Indie rock trio from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan consists of Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud, and Christopher Morien. Close Talker is set to release their latest recording Lens April 21, 2017 through Nevado Music, and "Okay Hollywood" is a promising first taste. "Go ahead and tell us about all of the things that you've done," the lyrics chide.

Close Talker explained the song in a statement to Noisey: "'Okay Hollywood' is a sarcastic anthem poking fun at people's tendencies (ourselves included) to take themselves and their own agenda's too seriously. Everyone has their own disposition and subconscious strategy to gain self-worth, especially within the music industry. We think the most common mistake is imposing the importance of yourself and your victories onto others. In a world of 'one-uppers' and 'people pleasers,' where the loudest opinions get the most headlines, and everyone is just trying to gain an inch, we thought we'd write a song that is a light-hearted reality check. And [it's] a sober reminder to be grounded and above all else, remain authentic " Listen to Close Talker's "Okay Hollywood" below:

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