Jaja, niet iets wat ik gewoonlijk zou posten, maar Motive Black is zo één van die 'marketingproducten' rond een centrale, goedogende en passend gestylde jongedame die ... best sterke songs maken. Beetje erg generisch allemaal natuurlijk, volgens een lekkere formule die we ook wel bij bv. Alter Bridge terugvinden: super catchy, bomvol emotie én power, gesneden koek voor arena's. In het modern metal straatje dus.
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Opening up about the central subject matter of her debut record with Motive Black, front woman Elana Justin says "'Auburn' is a song that means alot to me. It means so much that I was almost hesitant to put it out. I lost my sister to her battle with addiction. She was one of the smartest women I will ever know. She was a straight-A student who aspired to be a doctor. Addiction does not discriminate. I am angry that she will never realize her dreams. This song is about loss, struggle, rage, but mostly it’s about missing my sister and all of her potential. I will never laugh with anyone like I did with Mia.We need to end the stigma associated with addiction.People are meant to be loved, not judged. I miss Mia every day, and I will for my whole life."
Leah Brungardt at All Acces shas observed that “Los Angeles-basedMotive Black is the creative phoenix born of singer Elana Justin’s pain, tenacity, and resilience.” Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles calls the band “grooving alternative rock" and "crushing modern metal" and says "Elana's both powerful and fragile charismatic voice gets deep.”