“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato
I bought this album, and this post is 100% my opinion. This is not a sponsored post.
The Shadow Side by Andy Black
Version: Pre-Ordered Digital
Personal Favorites: We Don’t Have to Dance, Drown Me Out, Put the Gun Down
Get it Here: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
On Friday May 6th 2016, Andy Biersack the frontman of rock band Black Veil Brides released his first solo record. I’m a long term fan, so all of the content he produces means a lot to me. Anyway, let’s get into it~
Homecoming King: 3.5/5 hearts
I like the meaning behind it, on the Andy Black YouTube channel, Andy says the song is about the cool kids from high school. They were popular as teenagers, but life doesn’t always work out for them. A lot of this song is imagery such as, “Here comes the invisible man” which is referring to himself, or at least that’s what I believe. However, I knocked off 1.5 points because it was hard to follow the song until I looked up the lyrics. His voice was clear, but the story was hard to comprehend until I read it.
We Don’t Have to Dance: 5/5 hearts
It’s catchy, relatable, what’s not to love? I literally listened to this song for days on repeat, and even got a few friends addicted to it.
Ribcage: 3.5 hearts
I like the melody and rhythm of this song! It’s the lyrics again that have me knocking hearts off. “Nothing in the cage of my ribecage” confused me. Aside from that, I really enjoyed this song, it was meant to be a dance song. While it’s not the usual music I jam to, I can rock out to this! On a side note, “Ribcage” is lowkey referencing the time he jumped off of stage a broke his ribs. Ouch.
Stay Alive: 2 hearts Continue reading Andy BLACK: The Shadow Side [Review&Discussion]