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Red and the Revelers
An electric jolt of passion merged with a fearless attitude Red and The Revelers are an ever-advancing band out from Alabama. Barreling through impeccably up the musical order with their rock riffage layered with brass sections and operatic arrangements their sound is maturing into something unique. Big ambitions and massive sounds outsize anything else coming their way. The band’s new single “Shattered Lives” is another addition in a line of beautifully arranged catalog. A powerful, influential, redoubtable record that feels like a towering declaration.
“Shattered Lives” is a fervid and expressive amalgamation of the two, a conceptual satisfaction of an eclectic mixture of ideas. It begins with a distorted guitar lick that’s compact and smooth, nostalgic to a 70s psychedelic sound. Seraphic & powerful drums layered below a beautiful round groovy bass line. That’s where the pendulum begins swinging in an artistic manner with high octane electric guitars, drums and the brass sections. There’s comfort and passion in Red’s glistening raw growly vocals. Lyrically justifying their purpose as Red sings, “ You try to make it work to assimilate.. but quickly realize/ you’re only in the way”. The whole song has power that’s admirably unafraid and raw.
A captivating and appealing melody with a bonafide musical arrangement “Shattered Lives” is a hard-charging, straightforward single. While talking about it Red said, “Shattered Lives is my tribute to War by War. A song filled with socially conscious lyrics set to tune that is driving, fast, and funky. It’s a song that makes you think while you can’t stop moving your feet”. It’s a single that’s free without any constraints, it flows smoothly reflecting the band’s approach to music. Every second radiates energy and excitement.
The single was recorded at Real2Reel studios in Jonesboro, GA. Produced by Will Turpin, founding member and bass player of Collective Soul, and Brian Collins. It was also mixed by them and then mastered in house by Steve Rawls. Collective Soul has been self produced and Will and Ed are the main components of that. It has guest instrument features by Jesse Tripplett of Collective Soul and Daniel De Los Reyes of the Zac Brown Band. Will himself played triangle and Brian Collins added background vocals.
“Shattered Lives” represents the band’s own unique brand of swamp soul. There’s simplicity and perfection gelled together that makes the sound more progressive and grand. Red and The Revelers sound free and energized as they release this record. The band will be going on the “Real Big Deal” tour over the spring and into summer culminating in the album and vinyl release. There will be two more singles released prior to the album release so 2023 will be full of the Revelers spirit.