The latest single from Jordan Red is another impressive piece of modern alt rock, with massive riffs and impassioned vocals. The song is mixed and mastered by Romesh Dodangoda, who has worked with Bring Me The Horizon and Bullet For My Valentine amongst others.
The song is about mental health and depression, as guitarist Dan Baker says about the song – ”We wrote this for everyone out there that feels beaten and broken down by the world. ‘Hands That Built The World’ was written during what seemed like an endless struggle with depression. Ultimately, this is a song about survival. It’s about acting with strength when you feel weak and finding power when you’re powerless. When the walls around you feel like they’re closing in, you need to have the belief that you can fight your way out.”
The band are working with mental health organisation called HeartSupport to help fundraise for them, and to help raise awareness of mental health issues.
A strong song with a timely message. Jordan Red are going places as the music they have released to date has all been of a very high standard.
Israeli solo artist Izakman (aka Itamar Isaak) has just released this, his first UK single. The psychedelic rock track “was born out of a sense of alienation from the online dating world” says Izakman. “The experience of miscommunication inspired me to explore means to overcoming obstacles in relationships.”
The theme is reflected in the music video, which includes elements of Sign language, Morse and Braille and is well worth a watch, a piece of art in its own right.
Musically the 70’s organ and guitar mix well with a more modern backing. It is certainly accessible, yet different at the same time. Izakman is an artist to keep an eye on.
Michael Colton has released a couple of EPs prior to this new song, which is lifted of a forthcoming EP due later in the year.
‘Leave The Light On’ illustrates the lifelong connection between a father and son that begins with the early rituals of childhood. A touching lyric, helped by Colton’s easy on the ear vocals. Bodes well for the EP and another artist to keep on your ‘listen out for’ list.
‘Love’ is released ahead of his new album ‘JD Simo’ which is out via Crows Feet Records on 21 August.
JD Simo mixes his musical pot of blues, soul and 70s funk to make one heck of a tune. The song focuses on how divisive the US is, and indeed the world, right now and makes for another timely song with a strong message. The guitar on this song is something else, frantic one minute then into a 70’s groove, making for a beguiling listen from beginning to end.
Reviews by Jason Ritchie
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