What a track… Soul On Fire introduces the DeadEyeChokeHold sound with a superb fusion of gritty, soulful, hard hitting electronic rock and the songwriting style of a deep thinker.
Zak Ferentz writes and performs from a place of artistry and heart, and you can hear this in the music – authenticity can’t be faked in a manner that connects so deeply.
My Imagination is a lovely collection that focuses in on precisely what the title implies – reaching out to the dreamers & deep thinkers among us & offering a warm embrace.
In the way that songs like Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? offer unexpected melodic strength & power, The River utilises contrast in an equally clever & effective fashion. This is not purely a relationship song, with a basic, familiar story-line. On the contrary, this is poetic & expressive – inspiring travel & deeper realms of thought.
While the sound of this project has a fairly classic feel by nature, there are several ideas that offer something a little left of the expected. Anderson’s story telling & his own honesty & often vulnerability fuse beautifully to lead the listener through a series of deeply thoughtful, poetic moments.
By the latter half, the beat hits and the guitars take over – an atmospheric, organic ambiance rains down around you. It feels mellow yet also uplifting, as if you’re sitting peacefully on-board a fast train; the world speeding by just outside.
Lunar is not afraid to stop and start within a composition, to pause entirely, to redirect the listener at any given moment – so long as it’s an integral part of the concept and the journey.
Rocky Quetel’s song Alone deals with arguably one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through, and it does so in a pleasantly poetic & subtle way.
Cavalier brings through a collection of clearly heartfelt, emotional & open songs that drive with the artist’s warm, accessible leading voice & the simple organic strum of a guitar.
Yahudy provides a fully complex, varied experience throughout this project, and his songwriting is refreshingly intuitive. He’s well on his way to building something wonderful with his sound & his career.
Rather than seeking out track after track or relying upon playlists that randomly mix, Bongo Boy Records make discovering new music easy with their new take on music television.
The vagueness of the lyrics is actually quite refreshing – modern pop tends to leave nothing at all to the imagination of the listener, so there’s less freedom to connect the experience to your own journey.