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Gretchen Sweeney

You flip the switch and turn off the TV in complete shock; it is doomsday. Everything good has to come to an end eventually, but this seems to be so soon. The day that everything and everyone will be destroyed, whether that is through a natural disaster or a nuclear war, it is imminent. But you’re sitting there, maybe in your living room, reminiscing on a life that is being cut too short, too soon. The tear that falls down your cheek is swiped away and you remember you are not alone. They are there and right by your side. The one person you would spend your last moments with “As The World Caves In.”

Matt Maltese’s 2017 single, “As The World Caves In,” has proven to be a soul-wrenching ballad that should be blasted deafeningly through headphones at 3 a.m. The song title explains itself, it is a daunting melody that could be a love song or an absolute sob story.
Despite having been around for 4 years, the song has not gotten the recognition it deserves till recently when it started to blow up on TikTok. The song appropriately floods comment sections of people who have asked for music recommendations.

I saw it all over social media but I thought it was just another overrated song that I should not waste my time listening to. But one night I stumbled upon a comment that compared it to one of my favorite songs, “I Can’t Handle Change” by Roar, and this convinced me to give it a listen. I popped my Airpods in and stared at my ceiling as the beginning melody began to flood my every sense. Maltese sets the scene in an apocalypse setting that is coming to an end. The song carries a mellow tone for the first 45 seconds, but then quickly builds up. The piano, powerful lyrics, and his reverberating voice lead to a climax to my ears that I have not felt in quite some time.

This song makes you contemplate who that one person would be that you would spend your last moments with while also making you want to scream it in the middle of the street at 3 a.m. This song sucks you in and drags you through a thrilling roller coaster of emotions that is nothing like I have ever heard before. Because of that, I think everyone deserves to listen to “As The World Caves In” by Matt Maltese.