Rock songs for the Soul

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Bones & Bridges – Reveries

Bones & Bridges deliver a moody, intense song about the questions that we all ask ourselves at one point or another. What is our purpose as human beings?

There is a void that each of us need to fill…what is that for you?

Uncle Lucius – Keep The Wolves Away

The song has a heartfelt country sound to it and describes the narrator’s father as being a hardworking man. It makes the narrator realise that he will have to work just as hard to provide for his family in order to keep them safe.

Salem – Limbo

Salem describes a love that is detrimental to you, but its not something that you necessarily want to give up either. The tough decision that you have to make between staying with that person or leaving them can be compared to an inferno.

Nothing Nowhere – Ornament

The guy describes how someone who left him, presumably an ex-girlfriend, treated him like he was just an object in her life. He felt a deep connection to this person and felt that she understood him better than anyone else has. He can’t let go of the fact that things could have turned out differently.

Slaves – Heavier

Slaves deliver a powerful rock track about struggling to forgive yourself for past mistakes. Struggling with the anxiety and all the self judgement related to that. The lyrics are delivered in such a way that you feel the pain and angst that is plaguing the artist.

Autumn Kings – Want You To Stay

The song describes the ups and downs of love perfectly. I’m sure all of us have been through this before, you don’t know if the relationship is going to progress and fail. This is the risk you have to take. Will the reward be worth the risk? It is a question all of us struggle with at some point.

Have a great week!

Rock Regards,

Lauren K

Rock Tracks on the 2019 Radar

We want 2019 to rock, so here are a few of the latest rock tracks to wet your appetite properly!

Risen – Sevendust

This song is heavily driven by the impeccable drumming performed by Morgan Rose. The lyrics of the song deals with trusting someone enough in order to love again. The narrator is looking for someone to help make him/herself strong again after disappointment/heartbreak. Lajon’s vocals always tend to elevate a song, to create a good contrast with the heavy instrumentation.

 

Apologize – grandson

With “Apologize”, grandson is stating that he admits to all his mistakes and imperfections, but he refuses to apologise for who he is. The opening line “I lose a bit of myself with every selfie” could be a commentary on the world’s current obsession with social media. I think this song is empowering and a wake-up call to the world to take responsibility for their actions by becoming more self-aware. grandson really has a knack for creating a unique sound that has become his signature.

Come Around – Papa Roach

Papa Roach delivers a powerful message with the lyrics for “Come Around”. It is about being there for someone when they are going through a difficult time and sticking it out with them even when it becomes tough. People act differently when they are trying to cope with a difficult situation, even though they think they are hiding it well. Papa Roach created a lighter sound on this song, despite the heavy topic at hand. They are creating a sense of optimism by incorporating a stunning guitar solo towards the end.

Born For This – The Score

The Score has a talent for creating arena-worthy anthems. “Born for this” is definitely no exception. The lyrics serve as a motivation to deal with any difficulties that life may throw at you and being ready to face them head on. This song will be right at home at any sporting event, I imagine it being blasted to the audience at a stadium and them loving every minute of it. The Score are starting to make a name for themselves and they deserve every minute of it.

Hold Up A Light – Thrice

The chorus to this song is a headbanger of note. I love the build-up to the chorus and then singing along to it in my car as loud as I can and then I ask myself, “Can life get any better?”.

I can’t help but think that this song¬† has an apocalyptic feel to it. I’m sure the crowd will love it if the band decides to play this song live at some of their concerts. I think any rock fan will gravitate towards this song.

Medicine – Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon return with super honest lyrics. I’m always entertained by Oli’s blunt style of song writing. I love the style of the song and I won’t ever forget the opening verse “Some people are a lot like clouds, you know (Clouds, you know, clouds, you know) ‘Cause life’s so much brighter when they go”. I’m obsessed about the video for “Medicine”, it is artistic, fascinating and realistic. Although this song might seem a little more mainstream than fans expect, I have thoroughly enjoyed the album thus far.

Dying in a Hot Tub – Palaye Royale

Remington Leith delivers a song about a friend that is seemingly going through depression and addicted to drugs. He is trying to intervene through the lyrics and deliver the vocals with the necessary flair and sensitivity. This band is in a different league and produce their own flavour of 21st century glam rock.

Demons – Our Last Night

“Demons” is a reminder that all of us are capable of being brave and overcoming adversity. I love the how the electronics were incorporated in the song and the intro. There are certain guitar sections of “Demons” which mimic speed metal and I love the pace of the song. The brothers’ vocals blend beautifully and they take you on a sonic journey with so many elements being blended effortlessly.

A promise of great things to come this year!

Rock Regards,

Lauren K

(MusicMonkey14)