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One of the core essences of Rock music is undeniably diversion from the established norms. Salt Lake City rockers, Westward, have steered clear from getting pigeon-holed into one singular genre and have brought to life an eclectic blend of music throughout their latest single release, “The Last Stand”.
Digging deep to stir an emotional reaction within lyricism that weaves through a mature standpoint of rebellion, Westward expresses anarchy in simple yet biting lyrics that cut to the foundations that are set in place that are drawing vulnerable individuals further into the bottomless pit of the rat race.
One of the most distinctive features of “The Last Stand” is the wizened metaphorical gems that disapprove of the collective viewpoint of our absurd, modern world and demand the attention of listeners. Instrumentally drawing influences from a smorgasbord of musical acts from around the world, the intricacies behind Westward’s instrumental delivery throughout “The Last Stand” are entwined with a passion that is both ambitious and bold.
It’s often some of the most noteworthy acts go unnoticed, as it certainly doesn’t take being in the upper echelon to give back. Stepping outside of themselves and teaming up with organizations such as the Utah Jazz for a charity event to benefit underprivileged children and also participating in fundraising activities for a humanitarian trip to Guatemala, Westward is a band that perceives their artistry from a notably philanthropic perspective and are no stranger to cooking up creative inspiration off of the beaten path.
If you’re a fan of a mix-up of bands such as Modest Mouse, Muse, Jet, and Wolfmother, then Westward is the band to watch for the remainder of 2017 and the years to come. Keep an eye out for Westward’s latest full-length album, ‘The Empire Of Deception’, which is set to release on October 14th, 2017.