Anthemic pop-rock outfit Painting Rockets air out grievances and create a deep emotional base surrounding such topics as shame and guilt on evocative new track ‘In Your Name’
Anthemic pop-rock outfit Painting Rockets air out grievances and create a deep emotional base surrounding such topics as shame and guilt on evocative new track ‘In Your Name’. The duo have been on an upward trajectory with their infectious style of pop-rock with this track acting as their entry-way into the world of vulnerability in song writing.
The track opens with a minute-long instrumental which lets the listener into the world and allows them to understand what they are about to hear. Singer Keli Thomson is a refreshing addition to the track’s instrumental layers as the sadness belonging to the vocals is being gracefully externalized through a blend of heart-wrenching lyrics. The use of synths and the post-punk sounding effects of the guitar give the track a genre-bending spin and allow it to stand out from the rest of their discography. In regards to subject matter, the track speaks on a very specific experience, yet one that has been shared by many: being the ‘other woman’ in a relationship and being so blissfully unaware of it to the point where you deny your place in that person’s life. Overall, this track is an anthemic exercise in honesty and healing and adds yet another impressive notch to the band’s discography.
The band’s rebrand into the world of alternative pop has led them into some very prestigious opportunities such as recording a single at Abbey Road Studios and sharing the stage with the likes of Mayday Parade, Dream State and VUKOVI with 2020 also granting them their first BBC Introducing play. The duo will assuredly be on everyone’s radar by the time the year ends.