Country Americana Rocker, Alien Country, has transcended his roots as a musician to transmute into a solo artist that is determined to live out as the truest version of himself. Having recently released his latest album, ‘Like My Life Depends On It’, the unorthodox creative vision of Liam Torres’ mind has indeed come to life. Here’s our track-by-track thoughts.
Kicking off with the first track, “So Called Friends”, Alien Country lyrically explores the beginning of his journey as a human being along with the first time that a woman caught his eye while still in the midst of learning how to conduct himself in the real world over mellow Folk guitars that compliment the lyrical trajectory. The second track, “Reality Check”, leads listeners into a state of reflection as Alien Country lyrically explores the many different seasons of life that an individual has lived as he attempts to awaken another to the reality of their current existence and how lightening up would compliment their everyday life. “Forced Game” is the third track that begins with a dose of unique Country Groove as the instrumentals attempt to mesh with the lyrical journey that speaks of forcing yourself into the role of a character that you have subconsciously created to impress others.
The fourth track, “Desire”, highlights Alien Country’s smokey vocals as he lyrically takes listeners through a ride laced with sin and the subconscious urges that tend to get people into deep water. “Tell Me So” is the fifth track that picks up the pace with a flirtatious instrumental energy that aches to pull on the heartstrings of the apple of Alien Country’s desire. The sixth track, “I Can’t Say I Blame You”, lyrically tackles the inner battle that comes with insecurities that tend to create a cloud that steers individuals from living out as the highest version of themselves. “Mommy Dearest” is the seventh track that is full of global instrumental influence that is bewitching to both the modern and seasoned listener. The eighth track, “Remedy”, carries an element of Rock ‘N’ Roll soul that mimics the likes of ZZ Top as Alien Country lyrically speaks of his inclination to speak from his independent mind and question mass societies intentions. “Going to Enjoy This” is the ninth track and album highlight that carries elements of Rockabilly as Alien Country lyrically attempts to overcome cynicism. The tenth track, “Hold Me”, begins with a Grungy instrumental feeling that carries a dark aura that draws listeners into the tunnel of their own minds as Alien Country lyrically sets out to discover belief in a higher power. “How It Could Have Been” is the eleventh track that showcases a multitude of instrumental prowess as Alien Country lyrically reflects on the ways of his world and how his world could have been within a season of life that has passed. Closing out with “No One Is Coming for You Tonight”, Alien Country lyrically dives deep into the truth that is that we as human beings go to bed with nothing but ourselves and our own thoughts no matter who we may be lying next to.
Carrying a variety of features and a potent level of depth, ‘Like My Life Depends On It’ is a dynamic album that can spark interest from all walks of life. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Neil Young and Tom Petty, then keep an eye on the road to come for Alien Country on Bandcamp.
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