Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“Keep Moving” by Ruler – A Song Review

     A guitar hook periodically floats past and percussion has a steady, pleasant propulsion, which contrasts with lyrical content about selling your soul and giving up. The impression of “Keep Moving” is positive. Then, the attitude toward the song lifts slightly at 1:47, when a low resonance is introduced. The more significant jump occurs almost 30 seconds later (2:16), as harmonization promotes a short-term conclusion that the song from Ruler will end with soothing, harmonious vocals. Instead, the single turns to three angry but melodic shouts of “It came to you like nothing” that overlap before finishing with “”at all.”

     Ruler is Matt Batey from Seattle, Washington. 

  “Keep Moving” by Ruler 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“Who We Are” by Welshly Arms – A Song Review

     Welshly Arms recently released a four-track EP entitled “Legendary.” The title track received deserving television exposure as backing music. The EP includes a second anthem that should draw attention - “Who We Are.”

     Welshly Arms is formed of Sam Getz (guitar, vocals), Brett Lindemann (keys), Jimmy Weaver (bass), Mikey Gould (drums), and Bri and Jon Bryant (backing vocals). Quoting an email submission:
  “Hailing from Cleveland, OH - Welshly Arms is a six-piece group that combines their love of The Blues with Rock, Rhythm, and Soul to create a fresh and powerful sound that’s emblematic of their Midwestern origin. The band released the video for the EP’s title track, “Legendary” earlier this summer, which has since accumulated nearly 2 million views while the track itself has over 19 million streams on Spotify. Welshly Arms has also seen major sync success with ads for Miller, Hulu, NFL, Indian Motorcycles, & Beck’s Beer.”

     “Who We Are” by Welshly Arms 


Lyrics of “Who We Are” by Welshly Arms
I've done some things I won't forget
But still I live with no regrets
I've taken liberties
Now they belong to me
Yeah, they belong to me

And I've walked a dark and narrow road
To places no one goes alone
And everything I've seen
Is written on my sleeve
It's got its mark on me

Let's start a fire
Let's pull this trigger
Cause all these bruises
Make our skin thicker
Now everybody
Can see our scars
(Can see our scars)
It's what we're made of
It's who we are
It's what we're made of
It's who we are

And every day will come to pass
Each one quicker than the last
We learn from each mistake
With every bone we break
That it leaves us stronger in the end

Let's start a fire
Let's pull this trigger
Cause all these bruises
Make our skin thicker
Now everybody
Can see our scars
(Can see our scars)
It's what we're made of
It's who we are
It's what we're made of
It's who we are

We need some patience
(Need some patience)
To ease our minds
(Ease our minds)
These years of trouble
(Years of trouble)
Will fade in time
(Fade in time)
We all need some love
(Need some love)
To get by (To get by)
Pull the curtain
(Pull the curtain)
And see the light
(See the light)

Let's start a fire
Let's pull this trigger
'Cause all these bruises
Make our skin thicker
Now everybody
Can see our scars
It's what we're made of
It's who we are

Let's start a fire
Let's pull this trigger
'Cause all these bruises
Make our skin thicker
Now everybody
Can see our scars
(Can see our scars)
It's what we're made of
It's who we are
It's what we're made of
It's who we are
It's what we're made of
It's who we are

Monday, September 18, 2017

“Ghost” by Wildes – A Song Review

     “Haunting” is an overused term when describing vocals, so we normally look for a different word. But the intent in Wildes’ “Ghost” was to create a haunting aura. Almost every feature of the single has an otherworldly feel.

     Wildes is the performance name of Ella Walker. When explaining the message of “Ghost,” the Londoner stated, “It’s a song about the effects a past lover has on our future selves.  Their words haunt us, and we long for their memories to remain after they’ve gone.  Even the smallest moment with them can shape who we become.”



Lyrics of “Ghost” by Wildes
In the night I lay awake
A shadow dawns across my face
A silver line that I could trace
Growing fainter

The memories I kept in store
Trapped inside my heavy soul
Will they stay young while I grow old
A timeless chamber

All my wounds are open wide
They won’t heal, while you’re insight
Try to clear my troubled mind
Too many times

Together we’ll be
Oh, I won’t heal so
Say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me
And in your arms, I’ll know
Oh, I’ll feel you closer
Say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me

Oh, we said is set in stone
Can’t forget the words you’ve spoke
Echoing through empty homes
How you haunt me

I’ll always feel you on my skin
And the raging of the winds
And away you fly
Through the blackened skies

All my wounds are opened up
They won’t heal without your love
Try to clear my troubled mind
Too many times

Together we’ll be
Oh, I won’t heal so
Say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me
And in your arms, I’ll know
Oh, I’ll feel you closer
Say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me

I keep holding on
So, say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me

Together we’ll be
Oh, I won’t heal so
Say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me
And in your arms, I’ll know
Oh, I feel you closer
Say you’ll always haunt me
Say you’ll always haunt me