“Hurricane” by Cannons
The simplest way of describing Cannons’ “Hurricane” is as a self-empowerment song — a theory that has been verified by Michelle Joy herself. But beyond that, there is also an addressee(s) involved in the equation. And in that regard, this piece kinda resembles one of those we-can-take-on-the-world love songs that we commonly come across
But that said, there isn’t any romantic language actually present in the lyrics. What the vocalist is more explicitly stating, on top of herself “coming back like a hurricane”, is that coupled with the addressee, the two of them “can blow them over”.
It is not specified who “them” is a reference to. But once again generally speaking, what Michelle is putting forth is that she is back on the scene to strengthen and edify the addressee. And with that in mind, it seems as if in reality she is speaking to the power of the music of Cannons and their ability to “take you higher” and “somewhere far away”.
Cannons is a band from L.A. whose discography dates back to a 2014 EP entitled “Up All Night”. Their biggest hit up until now has been a 2019 single called “Fire for You”. In between 2017 and 2022, the group – which consists of singer Michelle Joy, multi-instrumentalist Paul Davis and guitarist Ryan Clapham – has managed to put out three studio albums.
Hurricane, which Columbia Records released on 4 March 2022, is derived from the group’s 2022 album, “Fever Dream”.
The production of “Hurricane” is credited to the entirety of Cannons. And the three members of the crew are individually acknowledged as its writers. According to Michelle, this is a truly “special song” for her because it makes her “feel really powerful”. She further revealed that prior to “Hurricane”, she had never written a song this empowering.