RobinPlaysChords returns with a new 5-track album (not an EP despite having 5 tracks, due to a run time of nearly 40 minutes) titled, "Unmasking." Slated for release on Feburary 10th, it is a manic, noise-rock-opera experience.
"Time Is Running Out" begins with a couple of reverb-drenched piano stabs, quickly followed by a steady Techno kick and chiming, digital Hi-Hats. As the song progresses, the jumping bass begins to unfold slowly but surely, and a female vocal appears to warn us that, in fact, time is running out!
"I played DAISYWORLD the demo and a couple of days later, and within literally two seconds, she had written the chorus of my dreams! We finished the rest of t9urline in a couple of magical sessions and had a blast making the track" Ricky Gourmet
While being seemingly minimalistic, "JIM BEAM" is a complex track. It constructs an atmospheric emotion of helplessness that is transmitted unto us with its harmonies, which transform with each passing moment of the track, uncovering their intensity. James Alynes masterfully delivers with his intense vocals. He also manages to introduce wordplay that gives the complexity of the music to the lyrics, and gives them a hint of metaphoric weight.
This song not only has a strong message, but tells an unforgettable story in a fierce, hard-hitting and stunning way.
"As a queer artist it is important to me to sing my narratives of love and put them out there. When I was growing up I didn’t have the type of love I wanted playing on the radio, and I struggled to find artists I could look up to for it. I want to help other queer people feel seen and know that not only is it normal, but that our love should be celebrated." ettie
"My hope with this song is that the listener feels empowered to rise above any challenges they encounter, whether those challenges are derived from within themselves or from others." - Clifford
Drifting away from the ladies, the personal themes and the reggae-infused rhythms, "Push The Hate Aside" aims at the unity of people, standing together as one, an idea very much needed today.
NDX have returned with a new single, “Underground,” which takes listeners on a grooving rock’n’soul adventure into an uber-cool subterranean place where “the beats get hot when the sun goes down.” As the band describes the new single, it brings to us a new musical genre: "subterranean swing!"