Philadelphia-based heavy rock outfit Somerville unleashes their brand-new single/music video, “What’s In It For Me?,” following their recent compilation of “Eruption” and “You Really Got Me.”
Inspired by the continual skirmish between workers and the gigantic, impersonal corporations that view workers as disposable property, “What’s In It For Me?” reveals individualism challenging conformity, and excellence rather than mediocrity.
Famous throughout the Tri-State region for their powerful vocals, relentless sonic muscle, and electrifying double lead guitars, Somerville’s raw, rowdy rock n’ roll sound rips the atmosphere into shreds.
Guitarist Kevin Somerville told Music-News how the band came together, “It all started with two-part guitar harmonies. Gryphon and I met at a rehearsal for a different band a little while back. We talked a little about what bands we liked, and we decided to jam Iron Maiden’s ‘The Trooper.’ I started playing the opening riff and Gryphon played the harmony over it, and through the whole song, we jammed all the two-part guitar harmonies without getting in each other’s way musically. Then we played Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’ and it was the same magic! We just locked right in with the rhythm, the guitar harmonies, personality, everything. Then I said, ‘Hey man, you want to start a band? I want to have a band that sounds like Van Halen and Iron Maiden had a baby.’”
At the present juncture, Somerville is in the studio putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming debut EP, Shooting to the Top, slated to drop later this year.
“What’s In It For Me” opens on an austere, gleaming guitar, and then ramps up into a thrumming, thick rhythm powered by a cavernous bassline and walloping percussion. Kevin’s soaring vocals inject the lyrics with sneering flavors as he asks the universal question, “What’s In It For Me?”
“All these agendas / You’ve got to play to win / Don’t act surprised now / I know it’s all for show.”
Pumping out raw rock energy rife with grand, growling guitars atop a brawny rhythm, Somerville lets loose dominating hard rock n’ roll.