The ego and pride typically shine a negative light during a misunderstanding. One that doesn’t allow a person to even consider the other side. Chris Marsol’s “Self Righteous” not only touches on the struggle of finding common ground but the moment when winning sadly means more. The SF Bay Area native’s answer comes as a good look in the mirror and trickles through the most argued statements, such as “the world is flat.” Heading towards a more indie-pop realm, “Self Righteous” utilizes Marsol’s eclectic musical background for a retrospective message.
The artist jumps around from a variety of vocal styles to preach what we all need to hear. By the hook, Marsol’s vocals are whipped with a contemporary-pop shine that leads me to believe that the track couldn’t be where its at without his tone or melody. And while there is a tinge of not backing down, understandably coming from frustration, there are nuggets of wisdom that leave the most welcoming feeling: “I’m hoping we can get along, you’re so self righteous.” Understanding if it is indeed “worth the fight,” Marsol’s mindset continues to fuel the ideology that we are all “on the same team.”