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Politically Charged Classic-Inspired Rock: A Fragile tomorrow “It’s Better That Way”

If you’re a big fan of rock’n roll that’s got some edge to it, we are happy to introduce you to A Fragile Tomorrow. The band has just released their latest album, the aptly titled “It’s Better That Way,” an album chock full of rolling, rock goodness paired with some bitingly political songwriting.

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Simply said, this album absolutely rocks. Arrangements on songs like “All Signs Lead To Amsterdam,” are comfortably familiar but with just enough extra pizazz thrown into the mix to keep things interesting.

In fact, many songs on the album have this distinct element of familiarity to them, while still keeping an experimental feel. We wouldn’t go out on a limb and call it an experimental album, however. On the contrary, for the most part, “It’s Better That Way,” sticks to its roots quite well, with moments of musical brilliance throughout.

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As a result, you get an album that’s a fun romp through different soundstages and musical atmospheres that are hard to find elsewhere. It definitely helps that every song is competently performed to its full potential, as testament to the talent on board in the band.

Of course, you can’t go on too long without addressing how A Fragile Tomorrow is a very politically charged band, but truthfully, it doesn’t matter all that much. After all, bands using rock music as a platform for political opinions is nothing new. The Clash were famous for pushing their anti-authority thoughts through song, and things aren’t too different here.

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Songwriting is politically charged and biting, especially on songs like “Lost In Art,” while never becoming too overbearing. A big emphasis is placed on the music simply sounding good first, as opposed to just being as political as possible. Thus, you get an album that’s political, but also true to its roots as a rock album. We can imagine even people who aren’t big fans of politics getting a kick out of this album from its music alone. It’s praiseworthy for sure, especially considering a lot of the musical shovel-ware out there.

Overall, we give “It’s Better That Way,” a hearty recommendation. If you’re into classic-inspired rock with some fresh new twists, this is what you’re looking for. Bonus points if you enjoy more political albums.

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About A Fragile Tomorrow:  Members of AFT are founders Sean Kelly, Brendan Kelly, and Shaun Rhoades, as well as new additions Josh Kean (Electric Century -Mikey Way of My Chemical Romance, Sub Pop/Kill Rock Stars indie legend Danielle Howle) and Peter Holsaple (dB’s, R.E.M., Hootie and the Blowfish, Continental Drifters) . AFT (Dom Kelly, Sean Kelly, Brendan Kelly and Shaun Rhoades) released 4 albums (Wishful Thinking, Beautiful Noise, Tripping Over Nothing and Be Nice, Be Careful) before releasing their independent Music award winning debut album Make Me Over for MPress Records and Generation Loss. They have collaborated and recorded with Indigo Girls on several projects, and have shared stages with artists including Indigo Girls, Drivin’ N Cryin’ and Matthew Sweet.

 

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ROCSTRONG has released a pop-rock single, “MOON”

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From the moment you hit play, the mellifluous vocals of the emerging Congolese-Dubliner phenomenon André Bangala, widely recognized as ROCSTRONG, in conjunction with the enchanting harmonies of Tolü Makay, produce a musical fabric that transports the listener to a realm where ethereal melodies converge with the dynamic rhythms of his most recent single “MOON.”

At its core, “MOON” celebrates the pursuit of self-discovery after a brief hiatus during the Covid era. Its charismatic charm skillfully weaves a tale of uncomplicated living juxtaposed with profound introspection that resonates with authenticity. The song’s lyrics focus on the essential aspects of health, wealth, and freedom, serving as a timely reminder to embrace life’s simple pleasures beyond our comfort zones, even amidst the possibilities of challenging times. The song’s infectious rhythm carries listeners along effortlessly, creating an uplifting atmosphere.

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Drawing inspiration from prominent musical figures such as Childish Gambino, Andre 3000, and Frank Ocean, ROCSTRONG incorporates his distinctive style in producing “MOON.” The outcome is a masterpiece that surpasses the limits of genres and efficiently reintroduces audiences to his introspective artistry.

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Over the past year, ROCSTRONG has encountered unprecedented challenges, yet he has emerged as an artist with enhanced resilience and a more robust fortitude. His music’s soaring chorus and pulsating beat inspire us to embrace the unknown with open arms as we passionately pursue our dreams. He promises even more sonic adventures with each new release, weaving captivating storytelling that further cement his place in the music industry. As an artist who refuses to be deterred by obstacles, ROCSTRONG is well-positioned to conquer the music world again.

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The forthcoming album ‘Road Trip FM‘ by ROCSTRONG, a highly anticipated release, is set to impact the industry significantly. ROCSTRONG’s extensive discography, which includes “MOON,” distinguishes him as a true trailblazer in the field.

MOON” by ROCSTRONG should be considered a must-listen for those craving a memorable pop-rock experience. So keep your ears open and allow “MOON” to serve as a fitting soundtrack to the stars, an anthem of motivation, inspiration, and limitless creativity. With ROCSTRONG’s mastery at the forefront, the sky’s the limit. Prepare to be swept away by the enchantment of ROCSTRONG’s music.

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ANDY SMYTHE unleashed a symphonic anthem with “Out of My Mind”

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At the pulsating heart of ANDY SMYTHE’s latest single, “Out of My Mind,” lies an evocative narrative that transcends conventional music. The song portrays a symphonic rock splendor that explores the timeless quest for love and meaning amidst the hustle and bustle of city life. Against the dynamic backdrop of London’s music scene, Smythe delves into the introspective journey of an individual in their late twenties navigating the maze of gigs, social gatherings, and nightclubs in search of a compatible ‘soul partner.’ The song’s lyrics provide insight into the complexities of relationships, suggesting that sometimes, love lurks in the most unexpected corners of our consciousness, awaiting discovery.

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One of the most striking features of the song is its accompanying video, which showcases the use of AI actors, adding a thought-provoking aspect to the production. Smythe collaborated with visual artist Gary Brady to bring the lyrical narrative to life, creating a visually captivating experience that complements the song’s evocative themes.

Out of My Mind” follows Smythe’s artistic evolution since his critically acclaimed psychedelic anthem, Prodigal Son.’ This time, Smythe ventures into new sonic territories, incorporating a dynamic brass sound featuring trumpeter Hank Zorn, polished to perfection by producer Dave Palmer.

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His distinctive vocal style, reminiscent of the legendary musicians Lennon, McCartney, Jeff Buckley, and Rufus Wainwright, exudes a bright radiance throughout the composition “Out of My Mind.” With an impressive four-octave range, Smythe effortlessly navigates the intricate melodies of the song, leaving audiences spellbound and yearning for more.

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As anticipation builds for Smythe’s upcoming album, ‘Poetry in Exile,’ slated for release soonest, “Out of My Mind” becomes a tantalizing taste of what promises to be a modern-day ‘Sergeant Pepper’ for a new generation of music lovers.

Out of My Mind” presents a sublime artistic expression that submerges listeners in the creative depths of the human experience, testifying to Smythe’s unparalleled talent and infinite potential to enhance a symphony of sound from inception to completion. This phenomenon is a must-listen in today’s music landscape, and we highly recommend keeping your ears open for more.

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