Off The Record – ALBUM FOCUS – Look Alive, Black Pistol Fire

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 brand new album by Austin, Texas based group Black Pistol Fire – Look Alive

Look Alive

This is the title track of the album and it is also the opening track which I think is a really interesting decision but also a very clever one. This song sort of builds up gradually and the first verse relies on this really addictive drum beat that has essence of The Arctic Monkeys. It is a song that is a really fun listen and automatically reels you into this bands world. The bass tones of the song means that it creates this soulful emotion to the track.

Never Enough

This song initially feels complex as when you listen there is a lot of different elements to this track that make it a really great listening experience as you want to listen to it on repeat to work out all the different styles that have been used. The beat and the emotion that is expressed through the music and the lyrics makes you want to listen to this track with a smile on your face and a tap on your feet.

Black Halo

This song has a really catchy guitar melody at the top of this song which feels like it has jumped out of a film from the nineties. This track has a real dance feel to it and it is one that you can imagine tapping along to on a hot summers day. This is a great definition of what a fantastic rock indie track should sound like, it is jam packed with addictive lyrics and melodies that make you want to listen to this song over and over again.

Beyond The Blue

This is the last track on the album and it is a slow and mellow track however I think it is very clever ending the album with this song because it feels like the construction of the song mirrors the intro track. Whilst they both sound completely different they both build up gradually and rely on a this dramatic drum beat at that beginning of the track. This is a great song to end the listening experience and it is a fun track to end the album on. The guitar solos and musical interlude near the end of the track really make it a power booster for the end of the album.

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