WATERS – Out In The Light
WATERS, the new band from Port O’Brien main man Van Pierszalowski, open their new album, ‘Out In The Light’, with a rocky (and a little screamy) affair ‘For The One’ that leaves the listener with one impression of the WATERS sound that the rest of the album seems to undo track by track.
Personally, if I was to judge an album by its first song (the lesser known version of a book by its cover) I perhaps would be inclined to gloss over the rest of ‘Out In The Light’. I carried on and was pleasantly surprised, after the opening track the album WATERS slows it down and showcases musically what they can do from the ‘House Of The Rising Sun’-esque ‘O Holy Break of Day’ to the soft rock pop of the album’s title track ‘Out In The Light’.
‘Back To You’ picks up the tempo after two relatively quieter and slower tracks, yet it has as much melody and drive to it than the albums opener. From this point, ‘Out In The Light’ carries on with soft rock tracks before closing with the rather beautiful ‘Mickey Mantle’, that muses on the predicament of wanting to stay forever young.
A nice little album full of indie rock inspired by the Southern Californian rock of the 1970s, that is somewhat let down by the albums opener, so don’t give up on it.
Released September 19 on City Slang
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