Go ahead, tell me what to do. It won’t work, because RadioBlack has stirred my barely controlled insubordination.
They didn’t tell me to run free, but their delivery calls for a life well-lived. RadioBlack’s new album urges to get a little dirty, make a few mistakes, but love every moment of it. The sugar-covered vocals, hip-swaying beats, and humming guitar-mastery have me leaving my jacket behind to dance in the rain. RadioBlack has the sound of a runaway journey, with a climb out the window in your ripped jeans attitude.
I’ll write those punishment sentences, but they won’t read: I will respect my authorities. Instead, it’ll be a chalkboard covered with the lyrics of “Run Away,” and probably a stick figure sporting the rock horns.
RadioBlack has captured a moment in time. It’s the sun on your face, the reflection on your scratched sunglasses, and the hot-day warming your combat-booted feet. It’s floating your hand along the wind out of the passenger seat window. It’s the sound of the radio playing through the back-speakers. “Can’t Stop” is the track and the album binder is open on the floor.
The brilliance of this album is the way the sound brings you back to that place, but the lyrics speak to who you are now. RadioBlack has recorded the dreamer inside, the one who drew on their own skin with a ballpoint pen; but, they didn’t lose the depth gained by a the roads you’ve traveled. “Reinvent” calls out the reality of the situation, while “Nothing is Permanent” will remind you to appreciate this thing we call life.
This album brought euphoric tears to my eyes, and pushed me to enjoy the road. Remember, one day, those tough times you are living, will just be a story you tell. So, take it all in- RadioBlack style.
Take a gander at these artists minds and check out their December interview, here.
Click here for my November thoughts on their single “Nothing is Permanent” and to watch their moving music video.