I’ve been writing depressing shit as of late and to be honest I’m done. I’m exhausted emotionally and I’ve been concentrating on being my old self again. I used to be the kind of guy everyone wanted to hang out with, chat to, go on adventures with and most importantly discuss music with. I’d get messages from friends as soon as new songs dropped or a new CD came out and we’d talk about it for hours. So today I just want to talk about some of the songs/artists I’ve been listening to lately. In no particular order.
When I say Hinder I mean with the old singer (Austin Winkler). I always called these guys the ‘modern day Motley Crue’ based on their love of partying, sex and love. They touch me in me heart every time I listen to them. We’ve all experienced the things they write about. One night stands, drinking way too much, loving someone more than life itself and caring determined to get the girl (for love or just sex). Some of my favorite songs are Lips of an Angel, a song about infidelity, Up All Night, a party anthem about getting a chick and doing it all night and Thing For You, a ballad about the morning after a one night stand but are really into the chick even though you both have partners. Check them out.
Well where do I even begin with these guys? They are a 3 piece family band consisting of two brothers and their brother in-law. There music is just so heavy yet so melodic. Every time I hear them come on I just lose my shit. They have amazing lyrics, break downs and melodies. Some people say they sound like Deftones and/or Tool but I disagree. Just listen and feel their genius and magic. The Clincher just sends me into a good mood as soon as I hear the opening cords, Punchline, a ballad that really shows off the vocalist Petes voice and just makes me feel so many emotions at once and The Red, just wow, I can’t even explain it just listen. Chevelle are seriously a band you cannot go wrong with, get on Spotify and just listen.
3. I Prevail
A relatively new band who are probably more well known for covering the Taylor Swift song Blank Space. Fuck that song. Listen to their album Lifelines. A mix of clean and rough vocals from Michigan. Their music just touches me, makes me want to head bang and also cry. Most of their songs are hard going and make you want to just bounce around your room and sing. So energetic. If you ever get the chance to see them live I advise it so much, if you don’t you don’t know what you’re missing, honestly. Listen to Stuck In Your Head, song about an ex they’re saying fuck you to, Alone, a ballad sung by clean vocalist Brian that is very deep and heart wrenching (it’s currently being played on rock radio stations around the country) and Come And Get it, one of their heavier songs mostly sung by rough vocalist Eric and my god does it pack a punch. It’s a song basically about their haters. Just listen guys. Spotify is an amazing thing.
I’m going to leave it there for now. I’ll probably write again in a few days. Look after each other and always be kind.
Song: Hinder – Take It To The Limit