Review: Sam Varga's Viral Hit "Fall Down" Delivers the Nostalgia We've All Been Craving


If you're a fellow Millennial like us, you've probably been searching for that same boost of serotonin bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, The All-American Rejects and Paramore gave you back in the early 2000's. The memories of "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers coming over the loudspeaker at a school dance just go unmatched. There was just something about the heavy eyeliner, angsty lyrics and upbeat-tempos that fed our souls. If nostalgia for those pop-punk and emo tunes is what you've been chasing over the last ten-plus years, Sam Varga has you covered.


Fall Down is, in Varga's own words, "a song I wrote about doing dumb things 'cause I'm afraid to be alone with myself." While the song itself describes the loneliness that comes after a bender of heavy drinking and partying, the chorus offers the same sweet, catchy melody as "Ring Around the Rosy." This happy feels so lonely, I wish someone had told me that I'd fall down...


Varga co-wrote "Fall Down" with William Stone and country/rock superstar (and girlfriend) Kalie Shorr. The new single was produced in Nashville, Tennessee by All Time Low's Dan Swank. The song became a hit on TikTok before it was even released, receiving over 965,000 views on the popular platform.


Varga, a former country artist, traded in his cowboy boots for a beanie and made the move back to his emo roots when he released a cover of Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 You" in June of 2021. The cover now has almost 700,000 streams on Spotify and is another fan favorite amongst fans.


We predict that Sam Varga will be one to bring back the pop-punk sensationalism our generation has been yearning for.



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