Melanie Greenwood

Originally set to release in 1997, Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions’ debut EP “Destiny Road” will finally see the light in 2023. After they had to postpone their activity, Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions are back releasing their EP as a series of singles until its release date in early 2023. With their first two Singles “Fool Outta Me” and “Twisted Minds” out, today we’re reviewing their 3rd single “(Made It) Another Day” that they described as 

a quirky blues tune about the vicissitudes of daily life for anyone dealing with mental or emotional upheaval. Can be from a breakup or just the monotony of day-to-day life and the struggles one encounters”

So, let me tell you more about it

With smooth chilling melodies, Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions speak up for our modern daily struggles on “(Made It) Another Day”. The slide guitars, arpeggios, and electric licks perfectly set the song’s mellow mood, while the groovy bass and percussions take good care of its catchy flow. The expressive vocal melody brought the words to life with its dynamic delivery, and sincere sound. The song’s steady dynamics matched its theme perfectly with guitar licks, solos, and vocal harmonies shaking things off every once in a while, all in a bluesy theatrical setup. 

Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions show their great sense of mood and pace on “(Made It) Another Day”. They managed to perfectly transfer the song’s mood to the listener with solid songwriting, clever arrangement, and good command of their instruments, using all the previous in a coherent simple structure that serves their mood, without overcomplicating things. Looking forward to more from Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions, cheers!