Wednesday, December 7, 2022

“Champion” by COAX – A Song Feature

 

     “Champion” triggers daydreams of attending a COAX concert when the song is performed. The anthem invites audience participation. The song gives the false impression that its anthemic nature and power vocals are the attractions. But 54 seconds into “Champion,” the instruments flex their musical muscle.  
 
     COAX describes “Champion” as “a gritty, guitar-driven anthem inspired by that overpowering feeling of wanting more from life and stopping at nothing until you get it.” COAX is a trio based in the UK and comprises Andy Muscat (guitar, vocals), Ben Kennedy (drums), and Chris Swan (bass).
 
     “Champion” by COAX

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Lyrics of “Champion” by COAX
I've been down so long I could give up
The cold inside makes me shiver
The tears they flow like a river
 
And I've tried so hard just to make it
To the point where my fingers are breaking
I don't know how much longer I can take it
 
So please don't take this personally
Cause baby this is personal to me
 
See my passion, see my fire
See this champion, see his desire
And I know that nothing matters to me
No nothing really matters but this victory
 
I could drown in the blood that I'm shedding
Is this hell or the start of Armageddon?
And I won't stop 'til I'm dead and buried
 
There's a glory that’s mine for the taking
And I know that my faith has been shaken
But I'm sick to death of all the waiting
 
So please don't take this personally
Cause baby this is personal to me
 
See my passion, see my fire
See this champion, see his desire
And I know that nothing matters to me
No nothing really matters but this victory
See my fire
See my fire
 
My blood, sweat, tears and pain
I won't give up today
[3 times]
 
See my passion, see my fire
See this champion, see his desire
And I know that nothing matters to me
No nothing really matters but this victory
See my fire
See my fire
See my fire
See my fire

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

December Cleanin’ Out My Closet (of Deserving Songs) – Part 1


    At the end of each year, we look at the songs that have been listed for mention, but have undeservedly remained on the list for too long. Assuming we still find the songs blogworthy, we dedicate a post to them, although they may be in very different genres. 


      Polyplastic are Charlie Ellis, Emily Ibarra, and Dylan Bostick. They are based in Los Angles. Quoting their Bandcamp site, “Polyplastic builds a panoramic experience, seamlessly blending music, performance, fine art, and fashion into a single hybrid craft. Frontman Charlie Ellis brings experience as a visual artist and fashion designer. Add to this bassist Emily Ibarra’s bewitching harmonies the result a ‘baseline visual language’ tying the artwork, merch, and tour visuals into a single cohesive vision.”
 
      “You're Going to Heaven” by Polyplastic

      The band STRVCK derives its name from a nearly fatal accident in which singer Chelsea Seth Woodward was struck by a bolt of lightning as he inserted his key to unlock the driver-side door of his vehicle. He was subsequently rushed to the hospital, suffering a large cut on the back of his head, a concussion, and some short term memory loss. Miraculously he emerged from the event with no long term injuries. In early 2020, Chelsea and fellow Austin, TX musician, Drew Walker joined forces, creating what is now the songwriting/ performing duo STRVCK. Their sound bounces between guitar driven indie rock and dreamy synth pop. Together with help from producer (and sometimes co-writer) Max Frost, they created their debut Album, “Day One.”

     We wrote "Day One" with the help of our executive producer and (sometimes) co-writer, Max Frost. We wanted it to be about a "ride or die" companion that sticks with you through thick and thin. It has the makings of a heart felt ballad, mixed with an anthemic car-ride sing along. Its a declaration of friendship and loyalty. We were so pleased with how it turned out, we decided to name our record after it. We hope you will enjoy it the same. Thanks for listening, we very much appreciate you taking the time.

     “Day One” by STRVCK

     "Everything starts with a small thought. My heart begins to race unavoidably and it increases to the unimaginable. Panic attacks are my number one nemesis. The constant fear of failure and not living up to hopes, made by yourself. Everyone tells you that this feeling will just walk away and resolve by itself. However, this is often easier said than done. This song embodies the hope of always finding oneself and never giving up the search." - zeck

      “she goes” by Zeck

Monday, December 5, 2022

“What Are the Odds” by Death Valley Girls

 

      Death Valley Girls are steamrolling toward a February 24, 2023 release of their album “Islands in the Sky.” The first available song from among the eleven tracks is “What Are the Odds.” The song is bouncy and includes seemingly simple lyrics, but the song is more insightful than first appears. It’s not a mere a Madonna “We are living in a material world,  and I am a material girl.” Instead, Death Valley Girls ask whether déjà vu reflects the past or is a reflection of the future. The single theorizes, “We are living in a simulated world, and we are simulated girls.”

     Death Valley Girls are based in Los Angles. There are four members, but they received help in the recording of “What Are the Odds.” The credits identify Bonnie Bloomgarden (vocals, guitar), Larry Schemel (guitar), Rikki Styxx (drums, vocals), Sammy Westervelt (bass, vocals), Gregg Foreman (synth, Wurlitzer, Hammond organ), Little Ghost (backing vocals), Kelsey R (backing vocals), Nikki Pickle (backing vocals), and Mark Rains (percussion). The first four names are the members of the band.
 
      “What Are the Odds” by Death Valley Girls

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Bandcamp: https://deathvalleygirls.bandcamp.com/album/islands-in-the-sky
 
Lyrics of “What Are the Odds” by Death Valley Girls
What are the odds on that?
What are the odds”
What are the odds on that?
What are the odds?
What are the odds that?
We live in a simulated world
Nothing is really real
I’m a simulated girl
What is the chance of that?
What is the chance?
What is the chance of that?
What is the chance?
What is the chance
that we’re synched?
When we think we are synching
And that it’s not just
What we’re all thinking?
What is the chance?
What is the chance?
What is the chance?
What is the chance?
We are living in a simulated world
And we are simulated girls!
I bet they’ll never know
They’ll never know
I bet they’ll never know
They’ll never know
If deja vu already happened to you
Or if it’s just a future you talking to you!
I bet they’ll never know
They’ll never know
I bet they’ll never know
They’ll never know
 
We are living in a simulated world
And we are simulated girls!
We are living in a simulated world
And we are simulated girls!
 
We are living in a simulated world
And we are simulated girls!