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REVIEW: The Adversary – ‘Chapter 3: Falling Is Flight’

the adversaryThroughout the five-track release, The Adversary channel 80’s style (see “Coming On”), utilizing modern technology. On tracks like, “Coming On,” the nostalgic vibes are strong, as well as fantastically catchy.

However, it’s “Aural Fixation,” with opening bass notes remind me of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” and a very 80s sound, that is quite mesmerizing. It’s a very chilled track, which I can easily imagine in the opening credits of a film. Rhythmic, catchy, filled with plenty of other-worldly sounds to keep a listener entertained, especially once the haunting vocals eventually creep in, hypnotic in nature, and adding another layer to the song.

“Falling Is Flight” features systematic sounds, with a steady build. The husky tone of the vocals remind me of Muse’s Matthew Bellamy’s haunting drawl. The track acts as a beautiful reminder that holding on so tight to something is unhealthy, and sometimes, that plummeting fear of the fall is the only way to move on.

The last two tracks, “Can You Believe” and “When Doves Cry,” are very similar, to me. Both thrive on synth-driven, repetitive melodics and lyrics, which work in their favor. In all honesty, this collection of music is something you want to move to, not necessarily sit around listening to. So, listen to the music, get off your butt, and get dancing in your room, like humans were obviously built to do!

Chapter 3: Falling Is Flight is available NOW.

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VIDEO: J-Idris – “Stare At The Ocean”

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Singer/songwriter andproducer J-Idris has just released the official music video for his hit single, “Stare At The Ocean.” The video premiered on Earmilk, featuring the track that’s been generating major buzz on stations like Vic Latino’s Party 105.3 (WPTY), K104.7 (WSPK), WCPT Chicago, and Sirius XM BPM Radio.
The New Jersey-born singer is the son of Charles Smith (co-founder of Kool and The Gang), and was predisposed to a creative, musical atmosphere. Now, J-Idris is brining his own unique sound to your ears, under the new independent imprint Hot+Messy Records, on which J-Idris will release his upcoming mixtape, #VcVc (Very Close, Very Close), out on May 19th. Check out the video for “Stare At The Ocean” below:
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Breathe Carolina and Oscar Olivo Release New Video

Having trouble kick starting your weekend? Check out this awesome new video from Breathe Carolina and Oscar Olivo for “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing,” via Fearless Records.

 

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Brendon Urie and Dillon Francis Collaborate

Stream the brand new song, “Love In The Middle of a Firefight” from Dillon Francis and Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco!

Showcasing Urie’s excellent vocals alongside EDM beats, the track is irresistibly refreshing (just in time for that crisp autumn air). From start to finish, Planet Stereo guarantees you’ll be rocking out to every note.

 

Pre-order Dillon Francis’s new album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, on iTunes and instantly receive “Get Low,” “When We Were Young,” “Set Me Free,” and “I Can’t Take It.” http://smarturl.it/FriendsRuleAlbum

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A Bold New Force: Jake Furia

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Boldly spanning multiple genres, twenty-one year old Jake Furia is truly a force to be reckoned with. After garnering more than his fair share of experience with a variety of genres, even when compared to some of his older counterparts, Furia decided to release his debut, The Acoustic EP, stripping down his sound to the bare minimum. 

At the time, I had written a few acoustic songs and people we’re all saying like, “whoa, how come you don’t do that?”, as I used to play metal,” Furia explains. “One of those people was my Dad, who gives me all the support in the world and funded me to do those recordings.

“So, I mean, that helped me pick that direction,” he says with a laugh. “Also, when I became a solo artist, I felt like I had the opportunity to build my career in any way that I wanted. I thought it would be a romantic idea to start at what felt was the beginning.”

For many artists, they see the debut EP or album as the chance to engrain who they are in people’s minds. That being said, an acoustic debut is one thing many artists (barring those who are part of the acoustic-genre) are normally hesitant to do, for fear of the impact it may have on future endeavors. “I know how it’s affected me immediately,” Furia claims. “What I really like about starting as an acoustic artist is how it’s super palatable for everybody. Regardless of genre, there’s usually acoustic guitar rooted in everybody’s music. I didn’t think about it this way originally, but with that in mind, it’s like everybody has a place for you.”

 

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It’s difficult to imagine Jake Furia not being palatable for everybody, especially as he’s been involved in every genre going; from metal to EDM and beyond. With his hands in so many musical pots, some people may wonder how he finds himself drawn to so many genres, and why he just can’t seem to settle on one. “I actually think that’s just the cool thing about my generation. I mean, I’m the only artist that I know that’s building a career around a multi-genre vibe, but seriously, so many people that I know love everything and it’s awesome. I think what draws me to a variety of genres though is what draws me to loving art in the first place,” he explains with almost startling clarity. For a moment, he reminds us that music is an art form that can be appreciated no matter if it’s surrealism or impressionism. “I dig passion; I love seeing the singer of a Hardcore band screaming and spitting about something that’s killing them inside, I love seeing people at raves with the biggest smiles on their faces and dancing around because the music makes them feel alive, and I love driving down the road listening to Pop Punk ballads with tears in my eyes.”

It’s this incredible versatility and the true passion he puts into everything he does that makes Jake Furia an artist to keep an eye (and ear) on. In the fall, Furia is hoping to release his full-length album, Where The End Falls Off, following its recording over the summer. “We want to go into it, my backing band and I, with a complete sense of openness,” he states. “I want to put as much creativity and general feel into the album as we can. That’s why I’m really happy that everyone in the band loves all kinds of music. The theme of the album is unity and a celebration of being alive, so I want to get every ounce of humanity into it that we can.”

With The Acoustic EP already under his belt, a full-length album is anticipated by listeners, driving their curiosity wild. Perhaps that is another reason to introduce yourself with acoustics; it keeps the mystery alive. Being such a versatile artist, it’s difficult to imagine where Where The End Falls Off will land in terms of genre. “Well, the straight up, biggest difference between The Acoustic EP and what will be my first full-length, is that it will feature my full backing band, The Be-Yourselves. The next thing, is it’s going to be a pretty blatant with the idea of mixing genres. We’re gonna try to keep it as fluid as possible and it’s going to be an Alt. Rock vibe in the end but It will definitely have notable influence from Pop Punk, Reggae, Hardcore, Electro, and of course some good ol’ Rock N Roll.”

The twenty-one year old may brim with confidence, but even he admits to being nervous about his album. I definitely know what I’m a little nervous about,” Furia laughs. “It’s really the performance of a few things. In the last few months, I’ve been trying to garner some new talents like screaming and producing electronic music for the album. I’m just working on getting them down perfect.”

Coming across as somewhat of a perfectionist, the quality in Furia’s work is easily distinguished, hinting at a well developed creative process. “[The process has] definitely changed since I started playing music, but as of late, I can say that I have a little bit of a method. For me, when I started working as a solo artist last year, the one thing that I changed was how I wrote music. Like, when I used to play just metal, I always just wrote to sound like a Rocker,” he explains, almost amused by the thought. “Point is though, that the lyrics didn’t have much substance. Now, I just like to open up my mind and try to let whatever I want to say flow naturally.”

One listen to his work now shows no thought to imitation of how a genre is expected to sound. With extremely well-penned lyrics, there is something very compelling about Furia’s solo sound. “I pretty much get my inspiration for lyrics from all my own feels. I realized recently that when I’m writing about happiness, the feeling of inspiration, struggle, whatever it’s been, it’s literally all been about me. But that’s what I like about music, I think that you can connect with people the most by just letting your guard down and showing of the realest part of you.” It is tapping into that vulnerability and sense of self-expression that may have been the key to Furia’s true artistry, and perhaps the foundation for what appears to be a successful future.
Attached on The Acoustic EP, was a live track called “Access To Ecstasy,” which Furia claims to have landed on the EP because of “luck and circumstance.” Lyrically, it boasts a poetic style that sets it apart, but the sad truth is, the track almost didn’t make it. “I wasn’t originally going to have the opportunity to put it out on the record, because it wasn’t recorded yet; but one night, I walked into a show and there was a sign on the wall that said for $20 you could get your set recorded. Boomski.”
Despite only being twenty-one, Furia knows enough to have a few bits of wisdom tucked in his back pocket. “[To all young artists, my advice is] just persistence and good vibes all the way,” he declares. “I realized along the way that if you’re looking to be a famous performer, it’s only about support. There’s a million wonderful musicians in the world, but my favorites are the ones who support each other. It’s a beautiful thing.”

That support can be found on small scales in a tiny corner club, or on larger, more grandiose ones, such as the Vans Warped Tour, where Furia can see himself in five years time. I have this aspiration; in five years, I’d really love to be playing a slot on the Warped Tour with all my homies in my backing band, and DJing the rave clubs along the way in the night time hours. Haha that’s just something I’d really love specifically.”

With his first LP, Where The Ends Fall Off, due out this fall, it’s easy to imagine Furia’s dream becoming a reality. Keep your eyes peeled for any updates on the album via his social media pages, which he has kindly listed below.

 


Any final words?”

“Yes indeedy; if you dig, please keep an eye out for my first LP, Where The Ends Fall Off, which should be coming out this Fall, and feel free to keep up on my medias (below). I’ll be keeping the updates rolling in every step of he recording process, andd that’s it. Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me!


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Soundcloud.com/jake-furia-music 

YouTube.com/jakefuriamusic 

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