Consisting of two anthems which simply lift ears and emotions in big, bold barrages of pop contagion, the new single from US progressive pop and rock band Symmetry is one of those rousing encounters which continually makes an invigorating impact. The Cure is a thumping bellow of melodic enterprise and impassioned energy which more than confirms why such the high praise wrapped around the band after the release of their debut album last year.
The Los Angeles band formed in early 2013, with the line-up of Michael Campbell (vocals), Jared Hara (guitar), Will Weiner (bass) and Max D’Anda (drums) described by the band itself as “the dream team.” Creatively everything clicked with their union it is fair to say and it was not long before the band was writing and working on their first album. Recorded with producer James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, Underoath), Frozen in Time swiftly drew acclaim and potent attention at home and in the UK. Its success was followed by their song When Will It End winning Best Rock Song at the Hollywood Music and Media Awards. 2014 also saw the band touring the U.K. with Room 94 on the Live Nation No Strings Attached tour and towards its end working on a new release with producer James Paul Wisner.
The Cure kicks off 2015 in fine style for the band, and takes little time, after a rich coaxing of guitar swiftly joined by the potent tones of Campbell, to energise feet and appetite with jabbing beats, stirring riffs, and lofty vocal harmonies. There is an instant familiarity to the song but nothing particularly definable as the track continues to ebb and flow in energy whilst increasingly seducing ears and imagination with its melodic flames and ripe rhythmic tempting.
As suggested the song is a thick anthem of a proposition but slightly reserved in that aspect in relation to the accompanying Hey. Vocals straight away are roaring with alluring harmonies as riffs niggle and electronic colours flirt with the listener. The song is not as rampant as its predecessor, having more of a rein on its energies yet manages to soar higher and with more climactic intensity to provide a different but just as dramatic and thrilling proposition.
Both songs show the accomplished skills and adventurous imagination of the band with the potential of even greater triumphs ahead of them an open suggestiveness. As much as the band name does not leap out, Symmetry’s sound certainly does and will surely find increasingly greedy attention ahead through The Cure and whatever follows.
The Cure is released on February 23rd via iTunes.
Symmetry are back touring the U.K., Ireland and Poland as support for Room 94 on their Dirty Dancing Tour, with dates…
28 Feb : 02 Academy, Oxford / 1 Mar : Thekla, Bristol
3 Mar : Old Fire Station, Bournemouth / 4 Mar : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
5 Mar : ABC2, Glasgow / 6 Mar : 02 Academy, Newcastle
7 Mar : 02 Academy, Sheffield / 9 Mar : 02 Academy, Liverpool
10 Mar : Academy 3, Manchester / 12 Mar : 02 Academy, Birmingham
13 Mar : 02 Academy, Islington / 14 Mar : Academy 2, Dublin
15 Mar : Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast
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