Following Footsteps

Mechanics of Hope Bankrupts

I really dig the jazzy open feel of this song straightaway..Kinda like a beat poetry Jack Kerouac vibe..Bringing to mind the spirit of The Doors...Great bluesy rythm n phrasing on the vocal..The main riff is great

Very road-tripping atmospheric ,emotionally engaging and enjoyable..

A part of what makes it so enjoyable IS its kinda free-spirited undisciplined self expressive quality-which-if it were me -i'd ruthlessly prune to take all the best bits of that spontanaeity and discard the rest and shape it better..

So its a flawed gem in its own way..

Love the main vocal (until it falls apart and he's obviously reading from a poem he's written...badly and out of rythm) and the end part has a suprising chordal shift and a very engaging emotionally expressive vocal..

Still highly enjoyable - and at its best really great..


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# of reviews: 94
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