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SINGLE REVIEW: Stay by Roadbound

Roadbound come from the Brussels area, and in Nov 2016 they released the single “Stay” to the world and it’s all we know but I can tell you it’s a brilliant track with a great vocal and some fantastic playing by these guys. And for a relatively unknown group they could make a lot of noise with a follow up album. Because even though singles are of the times and easy to budget, the fans really do prefer albums unless it is dance music or the candy pop varieties. This is a band that sits high in areas and low in others to blend their unique rock ‘n roll talents. But it’s the song that embodies that magic so it must be explored. It comes riding in with a beautiful acoustic guitar from Nico Wilder, and then it sweeps into an impressive mid-range vocal from that captivates for the rest of the song as he dominates the entire arrangement in the best way possible, as it really makes the song all it can be. The latter exhibiting that star front man quality, not unlike those who rose from the streets of Seattle. They definitely, don’t sound like they come from that far across the pond, and that is a testament to their own sound, but perhaps engulfing a style that has been done for a couple of decades now.

They just obviously know what they like, and the grunge scene was the last great era of rock ‘n roll, and they probably grew up on it. But they’d also sound good in any video game as well. They even have some classic rock leanings, but they don’t go as far as boring the ears with progressive rock in the process. They work it out in the balance, which all questioning is down to with any mix of genres to get that original sound out. These are all class musicians, there is no doubt about it, just put them on world stages where they belong. Support your local rock band. It’s the only thing keeping the music coming to the world.

“Stay” by Roadbound will leave you wanting more by them, so get it and reach out to them and beg for more, or you might never hear them again. They’re worth holding onto, as long as they don’t fall on deaf ears.It’s up t the fans sometimes to make sure what they like sticks around and keeps banging away from them, and it shouldn’t be forgotten, it should rather somehow be turned around. This is an excellent track by an excellent band, but you have to find such diamonds in the rough. Keep looking, but don’t miss Roadbound in the surf.

YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKF1NoRerNc

by Larry Toering

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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