Rival Sons heeft steeds meer een eigen geluid te pakken dat onmiskenbaar is. Vintage seventies classic rock met bakken soul natuurlijk, maar instant herkenbaar, niet in het minst door die über strot van Jay Buchanan. Rapture is vrij laid back en Jay gaat eens niet aan het schreeuwen op de top van zijn kunnen. Zo hoor ik hem het liefst, iets meer ingetogen over de hele lijn om dan héél even naar het einde toe uit te halen. Bangelijk nummer. Hopelijk nsle terug bij ons live te zien.
Darkfighter verschijnt op 2 juni 2023 via Atlantic Records. Luister ook naar: Nobody Wants To Die
2x GRAMMY-nominated band Rival Sons have shared their new single Rapture. It stands out as the latest anthem to be unveiled from the group’s anxiously awaited new full-length album Darkfighter. Heightening excitement for this next chapter of Rival Sons, the band have also shared details of a companion album entitled Lightbringer—due out in late 2023.
Expanding on the two album set, vocalist Jay Buchanan commented, "In comparison to our previous records, we certainly took our time both writing and recording this collection. When we set out, the intention was mostly to dig as deep as possible. Even in the beginning before the body had formed, we agreed to throw the map away and chop our way through the woods to make a new path. Then lockdown hit and it felt like the whole damn country decided to throw the map away too. For myself, 2022 was like an eight-stage rocket of life changing events, so every time I thought I was finished writing, a new bull would come tearing through the clothesline and I’d have to illustrate it in some way. By the end, there were really two different sides to the same story being told. On one side, you’re fighting the darkness and, on the other, you’re bringing your own light to where there is none. One side in a corner, on the ropes, and the other advancing, cleaning the ring. Without an intermission, a refractory period, the collection would be too big a bite, so splitting it in two was the only way to do it." Darkfighter is led by the explosive single “Nobody Wants to Die” which is joined by the Eli Sokhn-directed music video streaming on Rival Sons’ YouTube channel. Thus far, “Nobody Wants To Die” has tallied over 1 million streams and counting. Right out of the gate, Rolling Stone hailed it as “hard-charging” and proclaimed, “the video has Kill Bill grindhouse vibes for days and is a literal blast.” Guitar World applauded, “It would be cliché to say it’s been worth the wait, but the phrase applies: ‘Nobody Wants to Die’ has enough high-gain riffage and classic rock fretboard throwdowns to more than make up for Rival Sons’ absence.” Darkfighter and Lightbringer were both produced by longtime collaborator and multi GRAMMY Award-winner Dave Cobb. These albums mark the first new music from Rival Sons since the release of 2019’s FERAL ROOTS, which earned the band two GRAMMY Award nominations. website