Off The Record – ALBUM FOCUS – Babylon, Matt Skiba and the Sekrets

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the album Babylon by Matt Skiba and the Sekrets 

Voices

This song has an electric sound to it and sort of sets up what this album is all about. Whilst it has elements of Alkaline Trio this is very clear this album is a stand alone and very much Matts album. It has punk rock guitars intertwined with a very catchy drum beat and a really catchy chorus. It’s sets up what is to come on this album as well as invites you into a whole new world of music.

 

 

Luciferian Blues

This is a very guitar heavy song that compliment the theme of the lyrics of ‘no regrets and apologies ‘. Whilst the lyrics and titles ooze with sadness the music construction manipulates the positivity.

 

 

The end of Joy

The best part of this song is the piano melody it dives in and out of the music as a hauntingly beautiful reminder of the sadness drenched in this song. The guitar melodies throughout get heavier through the chorus to create a different connotation of emotion throughout out it really works. ‘The end of joy, the death of truth’ such a quick yet catchy lyric.

 

 

Olivia

The drums are suttle but dramatic with a light tapping at the top of the song, the build up of this melody creates more emotion and passion that the song expresses through lyrics. Just like a lot of songs with girls names in titles it does say it a lot but it’s not annoying it’s like a love letter coming to life

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