Celebrating an impressive three decades on the live scene and thriving within the music world in general, New York’s White Collar Crime emerge with a stunning collection of songs under the title 30 Years In The New York Rain, and it’s a total pleasure to listen through.
With tracks like Dream The Dream, the band showcase unquestionable levels of experience, skill, and unwavering passion alike. There’s a freshness to the recording and the performances that speaks volumes on behalf of an act with a genuine dedication to the art form; a love for the process that’s not only refused to fade over time, but has in fact appeared to grow stronger and more unstoppable.
To Be Real is another beauty, easily worth the time it takes to experience it. A softer soundscape here, piano-led calm, immediate optimism, and a vocal clarity and soul that’s quickly engaging, immersive, and addictive in concept and melody alike. Gorgeous vocal pairing helps the build-up really hit with impact. A powerfully reflective, provocative and inspiring song that reminds listeners to consider their role with the world, the choices they make, and how they treat those around them.
Driving with poetic openness, heart, soul, and musical strength that leans back and forth between country rock, pop-rock and folk, their ultimately Americana-soaked style meets beautifully with an array of thoughtful, deeply human references. From delicacy to distorted solos, this music has it all, and this is easily the soundtrack to your year as 2020 gets set to take the reigns.
Grab the project via Bandcamp as of February 29th, 2020.