Although Rock Rockies is still one of the rising bands in our rock scene, they have potential to gain great successes and enrich their presence. Rock Rockies are taking the direction of Classic Rock revival in our rock scene. I can’t deny that I am a big fan of Classic Rock especially Classic Slow Rock, so I liked the idea of having a nice experience with this band. ‘A New Life’ is one of their latest tracks and it was performed through their latest concert at Al Sakia and the track was uploaded on Al Sakia TV youtube channel.
The track opens with an emotional keys taste, calm beats of drums and effective catchy guitar riffs. The vocals are really smooth and sweet. You can distinguish the influences of classic music through the general atmosphere of the track. Keys lines alerted in my mind the tunes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and Manfred Mann‘s music.
The usage of saxophone gives more classical taste to music. The track is really calm, spiritual and emotional. The flow of feelings and memories is reflected in the movement of the riffs. The sorrowful tunes of the guitars are like the mirror which reflects the reason for writing this song. The song was written by the ex drummer of the band, Patrik Khalil, for one of his friends’ funeral. I find some sort of confusion in the track’s name, ‘A New Life’, while the event itself is death. Can we call it a positive hopeful notion of death? Death can be a new life without pain, shame, tragedy, sorrow, an eternal relif.
I should admit, it is a great experience for me. It’s great to have in our scene a nice musical taste like Rock Rockies that makes our scene earn more variety. Keep going guys. The rate is 9/10.
Edited by: Jailan El-Rafie