Upwards and On!

20 Sep

With an intricate background instrumentation of plinking guitars and a defining drumming beat, The Helio Sequence’s “Upward Mobility” is strikingly modern. But lead singer Brandon Summer’s vocals straddle the fine line between current and retro.

Summers has a Bono like quality to the tone of his voice and the way he croons throughout the song in a midtempo manner. Not quite a ballad, not quite the toe tapper “Upward Mobility” is a fine example of the type of tunes U2 puts out. You might even find some of U2 “Another Time Another Place” in this song. But the track is also something that resembles something that the more recent band Keane would release.

The melody is fresh, again sitting somewhere between the 80’s and the early 2000s. It is smooth and pleasant to the ears, verses and choruses equally fantastic. But as the tune amps up to the electrified charge of the chorus, things become a little more intense, balancing a tame sound with something with more fire, leaving listeners with a spellbounding experience.

The bottom line is that if you like alternative rock in the same vein as Keane and U2, you will eat up “Upward Mobility.”

Discography: The Helio Sequence (2015)

Official Website: http://www.heliosequence.com/

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