Nothing Lasts Forever – The Riff
This promising 4 piece from Swansea released this song in 2017, and yet again I’m baffled as to how I’ve just heard it!
It’s a song where the lyrics suggests the writer is fed up, he’s moving on. but he’s positively vibing through the art of music. What a way to send that message to all who it concerns.
Can more people annoy this guy so he can write some more great tunes?
This song lyrically I imagine it was born on a bad situation, but it sounds awesome so who really cares what the lyrics suggest? In a way he’s truthful and brutally honest which can only be admired.
I’ll refer to ‘Charming Man’ by The Smiths, the opening lyrics are ‘Punctured bicycle, on a hillside desolate’. Now, have you ever looked a bike and thought of that song? I doubt it. I doubt me saying that has ruined the song for you either.
You love it for what it is, and how it sounds and you make it yours!
I think melodically the keyboard entries are in fact the key. At that moment I hear those I hear The Cure,and when the vocals kick in I hear The Courteeners.
But all credit to the vocalist, he’s got uniqueness and a style of his own which deserves praise.
Hearing this record was enjoyable and it’ll continue to be enjoyable. I can only see more main stages with bright lights and smoke machines, and a big crowd dancing and singing every word back to the band.
To follow the band for the latest on Twitter: @TheRiffUK
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