New Mexico Rockers, Cordova, are a heavy-hitting blast of talent that are cultivating a fluidity of sound, tone and style over strong in-your-face production. The guys have recently released their new EP, ‘Runaway Summer’; here’s our thoughts.
Kicking off with the first track, “Hiding”, the guys of Cordova blast off with a bang as their instrumental energy mimics the likes of Godsmack and Drowning Pool as the lyrical direction speaks of past haunts creeping back into the present moment and deterring an individual from moving forward. The second track, “Summer”, slowly revs up the engines of listeners and swiftly falls into a emotive chorus that speaks of an individual’s indecision when it comes to further connecting with another due to their past experiences that are laced with heartbreak, abandonment and loss.
“Trigger Happy” is the third track that lyrically speaks of jumping into the deep end prior to thinking a decision through as the guys of Cordova show off their instrumental synergy that gives off the impression that they have been in the game far longer than the three years that they have been together. Closing out with “Weighted”, Cordova lyrically speaks of the heavy words that individuals tend to hold inside which in turn creates further chaos and stirs up heightened uncertainty as the influence of the external world tries to push people in a direction that is not aligned with who they truly are.
Deep and smoky vocals from Oliver Charity IV make an immediate impression as they add an element that is captivating and conveys authenticity. If you’re a fan of fellow bands such as Drowning Pool, Fuel and Puddle of Mudd, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Cordova and grab your copy of ‘Runaway Summer’ on their website.
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