As a grown man who still listens to Bowling for Soup & (Old) Fall Out Boy every single day, I give you my word that you OWE IT TO YOURSELF to hear everything this band has to offer.
You don’t get too many rock songs or songs from any genre these days that take something so interesting & unexpected & re-imagine it in a new form.
The simple & universal message of the song is beautifully conveyed: Live now, for you, because everyone dies. Calling on the sounds of 90’s & early ‘00s alternatives, Zhiaojiabang is the Senses Fail for the new generation.
Honesty drives the project, creative expression navigates. If you’ve been keenly anticipating a project that is nothing like its peers, nothing like you’ll have heard before; this is for you.
The inspiration is different for every song. Most times it’s to cope or get closure on a traumatic event or season in my life. Other times, I write to capture a moment in time or describe a feeling.
The Back Seat Redemption sound is distinct & characterful. These four songs in particular really showcase their drive as creatives & their abilities as musicians & performers.
Distortion is met with a musically satisfying set-up, so the more you listen, the more these various moments of impressive, skillful musicianship start to take hold. A huge song, intense, hard hitting, incredibly well written.
The Silver Bayonets get the conversation going in their own, hard hitting way. Cleverly, or ironically, there’s nothing fake about their writing. They don’t strive to lift you out of your lull with joyful chords & statements of ‘It’ll be alright’, they tell it like it is.
Phoenix/NEBULIN are an incredible band, they do what they do with absolute conviction & power. It makes for a stunning playlist – the sort you can return to again & again; whenever the noise of the world seems a little too disjointed or overwhelming.
Keeps you intrigued throughout, right through to the finishing, chaotic moment that is Never Die. The vibrancy & energy exemplify life, living; rock & roll.
The further you get into it, the more these moments extend and evolve, leading eventually into a classic and compelling guitar solo.
Why make music if it’s not with emotion & passion? I love hearing artists get out there & bring it. When they’re in their zone you can look into their soul.