A project like To Hell With Tradition is hard to find. Luckily for us, Achim Hofmeyer agreed to have us do a review of his single. By review, I mean, he and all of you have to read us gushing on his music ability. Composition aside, there is a lot to learn from his writing, his lyrical prowess. Weaving through the thought, the said and the unthinkable-this musician is education even a podcast couldn’t provide on a sunny day. This is his latest, Open Season.
The thumping drum groove is usually enough to get me going. Minimal invasion with piano chords makes us focus on his voice, and lyrics. Cued up perfectly with the entrance of the remaining instruments, the song builds towards an impending doom. The dog-eat-dog world has been written since Shakespearean times, yet this innovative imagery makes you want to revisit it again. The chorus is a memorable progression, something that will stick with you for its emotive departure from the matter of fact verse section. You will get glimpses of writing from metaphorical worlds that you might have not even thought of. To Hell With Tradition brings some well crafted music that is tailored to themes.
This song would be really cool in The Town (2010). The climbing pace and cool chorus would be enjoyable to listen to during the heist sequences, even connecting to the lyrics in moments. Songs like Drover and The Baton are some fun singles to listen to, along with the 2022 album. Listen to his songs and follow To Hell With Tradition for more music that enthralls.