Will Sims unleashes his raw emotional power in “You Have a Voice, Use It,” an album that encapsulates the intense spectrum of human emotion. This collection of songs serves as a vivid outlet for his anger towards the state of our world, the weight of regret over past decisions, and the profound acceptance that personal growth cannot rewrite history. Recorded at Seventh Wave Records in Palmyra, PA, and meticulously mixed and mastered at The Deep End Studio in Middle River, MD, this album showcases Will Sims at his finest. It’s a musical journey that spans from heart-pounding rock anthems to soul-stirring ballads, revealing the depth of his songwriting prowess.
“You Have a Voice, Use It” features thunderous drums, searing guitar riffs, potent vocals, and irresistible melodies. Tracks like “Lose Control” are fueled by driving basslines and intricate guitar work, while “Fears” starts intimately with acoustic guitar and vocals, gradually ascending to an awe-inspiring crescendo. The album culminates with “Where Are You Now?” which unfurls with ethereal guitar tones and a powerful, building climax. Sims’ songwriting delves into themes of regret, distrust, mental health, imposter syndrome, and the quest for meaning in life. “Fears” is a poignant ode to finding solace in someone’s arms, while “Move It or Lose It” explores the recklessness of a rockstar lifestyle. “What Are You Doing?” serves as a thought-provoking critique of society’s growing dependence on social media and dwindling face-to-face interaction.
Will Sims, a seasoned Baltimore-based Singer and Songwriter, brings over a decade of experience to the local music scene. His music, blending elements of Rock, Alternative, and Pop, paints a rich tapestry of songs spanning from beautiful ballads to high-energy anthems. With a legacy of live performances, music videos, and radio airplay, “You Have a Voice, Use It” is the next striking chapter in his musical journey.
The Pulltops are back with their sixth single release of the year, and “With You” is a shining example of their musical evolution. This Milwaukee-based duo has been making waves with their unique blend of Indie Rock, Power Pop, and Album Rock, and their latest offering continues to showcase their versatility.
Drawing inspiration from the synth-pop sounds of the 80s, “With You” is a delightful mix of nostalgia and modernity. The song perfectly encapsulates The Pulltops’ approach this year, where they skillfully merge retro and contemporary elements, a testament to their eclectic influences.
Comprising drummer Mark Pierret and guitarist Tom Crowell, The Pulltops have always found common ground in the realm of pop music and strong hooks, despite their diverse musical backgrounds. Mark’s affinity for old country and soul music meets Tom’s experimental and underground influences, resulting in a sound that’s both familiar and innovative.
“With You” opens as a sweet love ballad but soon delves into raw and powerful emotions in the chorus, adding depth and complexity to the track. The duo’s ability to seamlessly blend anthemic production with epic drums and guitar layers sets them apart in the alternative synth-pop landscape. The Pulltops are not only passionate about creating music but also about collaborating with writers and blogs to share their musical journey. “With You” is yet another milestone in their ever-evolving discography, and it’s sure to leave listeners eagerly awaiting their next sonic adventure.
Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions have unveiled their powerful anthem, “They Cry of War,” as part of their recently released double album, “Never Give Up” This emotionally charged song pays tribute to the unwavering patriotism of the Ukrainian people in the face of aggression and tyranny.
The song’s narrative unfolds as it chronicles the Ukrainian people’s resilience and their fight for self-governance against the backdrop of Putin’s greed-driven attack. In a compelling twist, the song envisions not only the triumph of Ukraine but also the ripple effect it has on the Russian people, inspiring them to rise against Putin’s regime and strive for democracy. “They Cry of War” is a musical masterpiece that combines a range of instruments, including electric guitars, electric bass, and drums, with soaring vocals and harmonies. Drawing inspiration from artists like Counting Crows, The Verve, Oasis, Train, and Bryan Adams, the song carries a message of the power of unconditional love, the right to be free, self-governance, and national pride.
Released alongside the double album “Never Give Up,” “The Cry of War” holds a special place in the hearts of those who value resilience and unity. It is a poignant reminder that love and unity can conquer even the most formidable challenges and serve as a source of inspiration for generations to come.
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