“Eternal Ride of a Heartful Mind” by Piqued Jacks - A Song Feature
The song begins like many pleasing ballads – vocally strong and well-phrased verses that establish a relationship context. But “Eternal Ride of a Heartful Mind” has a high-performance transmission with two unanticipated gears. Slightly more than one-minute into the track, the song from Italy’s Piqued Jacks shifts its vocal delivery from a calming description to a forceful questioning in which driving is used as a metaphor. The combination of the two vocal deliveries is effective.
The second unanticipated shift is instrument-based. The guitars show versatility in following the vocal stylings during the first three minutes. Then, a brief guitar solo worthy of the best Guns N’ Roses commands a change in the focus of the listener. Following the solo, the instruments release control of the song, but the heightened awareness of the power of the instruments remains.
“Eternal Ride of a Heartful Mind” is a single from the album “The Living Past.” The Piqued Jacks describe themselves as “a band of brothers who grew up together in the countryside of Buggiano, near Florence, Italy.” It’s unlikely that they share parents, but it is difficult to determine because they consistently use nicknames. The four members are E-King (vocals, keys), Penguinsane (guitar, backing vocals), littleladle (bass), and HolyHargot (drums).