Rock music has a new name in the game by way of Canadian duo, Rising at Fall. The duo is comprised of Liam Desrosiers on vocals and guitar and Jérémy Goyette on drums. They take cues from diverse acts as Muse, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, The Cranberries and 21 Pilots to blend elements of both classic rock and indie rock. Rising at Fall delivers catchy songs with crunchy guitars, roaring choruses and great melodies.
When I say the duo is new, I’m talking new new. Their first ever single was just released late last month, but it’s evident that these guys know what they’re doing. “Drown” is about despair and hopelessness; it’s about trying to find an escape in any way possible from some of life’s most difficult moments. And it’s moments like these where we feel the most alone, even if we are surrounded by loved ones.
The song starts off with an audio recording from a woman seeking help and comfort from the man she loves, as she’s at the end of her rope. The video alternates between clips of this woman, varying scenes of laughter, sadness, despair, escape, and Rising at Fall, rocking out in the middle of a very vibrant forest. Of course, the undertone of the song is carried by a consistent drum line and sliding guitar riffs. The pace quickens and the volume increases through to the chorus, before dropping into a more hushed melancholy in the verses. The final verse features a rapid and powerful guitar play backed by vigorous drum and high-hat strikes. The song culminates in a quieter, calmer, and slower melody.
It’s easy to see how this song can be so relatable – 2020 has been rough and a lot of people are struggling. I’ve been there, at what seems like rock bottom, as recent as a month ago. But things can turn around. Even when times are tough, each and every one of us is strong enough to make it through to another day. Even when all we feel is despair, we are capable of loving ourselves enough to make it through to another day. We are deserving of happiness. We are deserving of good days. Life is what we make of it.
You can watch the video for this single below. Note: There are scenes which depict self-harm.
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