The first full-length from music industry darling Dominic Fike is so anodyne and palatable that critically ravaging it seems beside the point. It seemed as if multiple industries were so hellbent on signing, co-signing, and writing about the next Post Malone. What Could Possibly Go Wrong is filled with songs that, on the surface, are easy to love. It leaves Fike to create a project of pastiches that dart between so many inspirations he begins to feel like a bit player in his own story.
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But for trend-chasers, that was enough; he moans when he sings, his face is smothered in tattoos, and the beats change with the grace of an accidentally opened browser window—how do you do, fellow kids!? Billie Eilish zigzags through Soundcloud rap and piano pop ballads. Taylor Swift makes "indie" music now. Drake continues to wriggle through so many styles it barely registers when he adopts a new one. The songs engineered to go viral on TikTok contort through genres and textures, so that a second snippet that whirls around the app can sound completely different from the rest of the song. Over What Could Possibly Go Wrong 's 34 minutes, Fike swerves from crooning over swelling strings to Brockhampton -esque treated vocals to raspy raps over chaotic guitar licks, sometimes all in the same song. The album focuses on fame, which often seems like a confusing choice Fike has , followers on Instagram; Doug the Pug has 4 million. For the majority of the album, though, Fike strives to be aggressively palatable, another aspect of the sound that makes these tracks seem like TikTok bait.
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Dominic David Fike born December 30, ,  is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. He grew up playing music. By ten years old, he had acquired a guitar and learned how to play it. Fike grew up with a younger brother, Alex, a sister, Apple, an older brother, Sean, and is of Filipino and African-American descent. Fike first received recognition by making beats with his then producer, Hunter Pfeiffer known as 54 leading to several popular songs on SoundCloud such as "WeControlTheWeather" published under 54's SoundCloud account.
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