DC based threesome Sirens compose an eclectic style or music possibly borrowing a page from past pop success combined with a modern alt-rock-pop aesthetic. Their lyrics also share an inspiring sensibility that embodies the truth. Getting into their psyche they probably write of the mundane and the complex, perhaps admitting to what they do not know or understand and questions what they already know.
Their latest single offering entitled “I Believe” was released in 2018 and consists of 3 minutes and some change of fresh sounding music. With this single expect soul-stirring harmonies and at times Electronic based instrumentation laced with keyboards, bass, synth, zany guitars, organ and drums. Straight away it’s clear to me this song sparks an imaginative return to humour-laced song writing fused with the better musical touches of today more marketable pop, all with the eccentricity of Singer/Songwriter-Punk. Sirens reminded me of The Dandy Warhols, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Jon Cale and even The Talking Heads. They also remind me at times of a more poppy version of David Byrne (Talking Heads).
Today’s music has many people feeling of bit of soullessness – how appropriate I get a single like this, a real shock to the system in a good way. The single begins in hooky fashion with the hooky vibe and impressive vocal delivery from Jake Barnhart who also plays guitar. Steve Kinzer plays Keyboards holding down the bass sections and synth sounds Josh Barnhart plays the drum and SPDX. All 3 members are synchronized as a single moving, grooving unit. As this song slowly advances you get the impression you are experiencing a radio friendly offering of the highest order. After the guitar solo the song continues down a sure path through the Elctro-Rock-Pop-Passion play of Sirens psyche. The harmonies beautifying what could have been a Brian Wilson styled ending.
In the end “I Believe” by Sirens is a real breath of fresh air compared to what’s out there right now. This new single is a real shock to everyday musical system presently in place. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Sirens popularity continue to grow as it did in my own household during the past week.