Consider yourself at a drama of life. When you part the curtains, it is an amalgam of the unique and brave. That is what The Reveal sound like. The name, fortunately, is apt as well. From a Southern blues tinge enveloping a funk dipped in country, this invented treasure can’t be replicated, and shouldn’t be. Talk about a fingerprint that changes the constitution. This is their latest single, Shadows Dancin.
The country essence is brought to notice with the opening. Kudos to the sound design for making it sound like such an immersive experience. If the band has given it their all, the sound engineers have doubled down to make it sound straight from the golden vaults of dust and grime. The bluegrass touch is the verse section, where you bop your head along to the rhythm. If you were waiting for something to swing to, it comes almost immediately, with some really fun melodic curves.
This is the kind of song that can define a scene, not the other way. The kind of stuff that inspires Tarantino to write a scene that is incomplete without this song. There is a joy in knowing the pattern of bluegrass songs, but not knowing the direction The Reveal will take. The rap verses somehow have the gumption to feel like an extension of the song, creating a fusion I wouldn’t have even dreamed of.
I instantly imagined moments from The Harder They Fall, with the kind of execution this band has put through. You can never even ballpark the kind of song that is going to be the result of their rabid experimentation. This is one place going rogue is fun. Listen to their other popular tracks like She’s Bad and their latest EP Down South for some unpredictable magic. Like all magic should be.