Is Reddening West All I Need?

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(above photo by Nicola Gell)

So, uh, remember me?  The Ghost?  I know, I know, it’s been too long since my last post.  I’m not going to lie; “real world” stresses have gotten the best of me lately.  The job that pays me financially has been leaving me too tired to attend to the job that pays me emotionally, creatively, and spiritually.  It’s sad, and yet it happens.  I hope that this will be a return to more regular postings, but I make no promises.

I’ve been receiving lots of emails, and I’m admittedly behind on them.  I have, however, had the opportunity to read several.  Many of which are acts informing me of upcoming albums/shows/etc.  Some have been pretty good.  Some have been really good.  One, however, is standing out from the rest of the crowd.

That band would be Austin’s Reddening West.  I could go all critic on you and discuss how the band’s upcoming EP, Where We Started, is an atmospheric blend of shoegaze and singer-songwriter tendencies.  I could discuss singer Matt Evans’ ability to write poetic, emotive lines.  And I could easily rave on and on about the instrumentation in the EP’s opening track, “All You Need”.

Yet to do that feels like it’s missing the point of Reddening West.  Their music is not an exercise of the head, but of the heart.  On the first listen, within the first few seconds of “All You Need”, I was taken aback.  There is a power and beauty in the melody that leaves me lacking for words.  To be more specific, I find myself at a lack of words that properly convey the way the band’s music hit me in the heart.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been away from blogging, but listening to music like this reminds me of why I became involved in the music community in the first place.  It’s about the power that the music holds inside of me.  I trust that if you’re reading this blog, you feel the same way too.  I hope that the power of Reddening West’s music is as inspiring to you as it is to me.

Right now, the band is only sharing the track “All You Need” from their EP, which will be released March 4th.  I hope to convince the band to grant me the honor of letting me debut other tracks of theirs in the near future (spoiler alert: all the songs are awesome).  In the meantime, see if you need “All You Need” as much as I have.

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