NYC Rock Duo, The Soft Underground, are channeling the greats of the 90’s and taking us back to a time in which Grunge Rock was at its peak throughout their upcoming full-length LP. We grabbed an early copy of ‘Morning World’ prior to its July 27th, 2018 release; here’s our track-by-track thoughts.
Kicking off with the first track, “Rachel”, the duo create an instrumental feeling that mimics the likes of Bush in their ‘Razorblade Suitcase’ days as they lyrically take the track for a spin through indecision when it comes to the reciprocation of feelings from a lover. The second track, “Vagabond”, blasts right into edgy and distorted instrumentals as vocals that mimic Chris Cornell command reverence over lyrics that speak of not being able to plant one’s feet. “Time Goes Bye” is the third track that begins by slowing it down instrumentally which leads into a dose of lyrical reflection as the duo examine the fleeting nature of one of life’s greatest treasures: time. The fourth track, “Ghosts”, takes the LP on a turn into the world of Indie Rock as lyrics that speak nothing short of the truth of how individuals tend to fall into a realm of denial when life gets sour enhance the emotive element.
“Among Angels” is the fifth track that kicks it up and takes listeners down a lyrical ride through dark and dire times that are shared with an angel on earth that has maintained a key component in the heart of one of the band members. The sixth track, “Sullen Eyes”, is an acoustic ode of compassion as The Soft Underground lyrically create the portrayal of a lost soul running around life without a clue as to what road to walk down next. “June” is the seventh track that is full of ease and serenity as a toned-down musical style showcases the dynamic range which The Soft Underground is able to dabble in. The ninth track, “Water Song”, is full of yearning as the guys shed their walls and lyrically let their hearts spill forward about their fears when it comes to their current level of self-realization and how it is conflicting when it comes to deeply connecting with another. The tenth track, “X”, showcases a wide variety of influences that have inspired the duo to come together as pieces of Stone Temple Pilots’ edge comes to the forefront of a listener’s mind. Closing out with “Addi”, the guys take it easy by lyrically sending their love to another as they go off on their separate ways from a state of clarity and peace.
If you’re a fan of a mixture of fellow bands such as Soundgarden, Bush and Everclear, then keep an eye on the road ahead for The Soft Underground on Soundcloud and make sure to set a reminder for the July 27th, 2018 release of ‘Morning World’.
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