It’s such a drag to try to explain what you sound like if you’re a band. You wanna be you, but you want people to have an idea of what your sound is like…..so, If David Bowie, The Replacement’s and Cheap Trick all hung out for a night to party (and maybe Rick Springfield showed up drunk and turned his amp up to 10) they might have come up with a song like Strangely Alright’s Come On…. But they didn’t. And SA did.
And talking about where you come from and what you’re about is weird too. Some members in SA are in recovery. That is to say that at one time, theirs was a world of despair and hopelessness, yet the band’s music and lyrics convey a feeling that anything is possible.
“Come On” is a rocking call to wake up and be who we’re supposed to be right now, but also a subtle reminder that it takes some work and faith and just maybe the we makes us stronger. Like the song says…..”if you want to be sad you can sit in a room by yourself.”
So coming into 2015, Strangely Alright is trying something different, for them. They will release a new single and video every two months this year. Hopefully each song will be different and cool with its own with unique vibe and story. And maybe you’ll like what you hear.
Click on the Soundcloud player to listen to the premier of “Come On”.
More about Strangely Alright
Strangely Alright is a 5 piece Power Pop Band from the Seattle, WA area that has, as Rockford Rowley from The Weekly Volcano says, “an undeniable emotional appeal. Ringing, triumphant chords and lyrics that allude to conquered tribulations immediately make the music relatable to everyone.” Their song, “Crying Shame” was nominated for the 2013 NWME Song of the Year in the alt/classic rock category and recently SA’s music was included on the hit Seattle sketch comedy show “The 206”.
And there is more than just music to SA. Realizing there is plenty of bad news in the world today, they decided to showcase and focus on the good things being done by cool, compassionate people everywhere. Regan’s created an interview style TV show he hosts with keyboardist Raymond Hayden (Strangely Alright TV) about people, places and things from the great northwest that are a little left of center. Folks who are taking a path that is uniquely their own. And there is also a SA online magazine and a children’s picture book in the works…
So Regan Lane’s 80’s pop star experience, Ken Schaff’s driving hard rock influences, Preston Darvill’s late 90’s heavy hitting grunge love affair, Ray Hayden’s keyboard crush on all things prog rock and Sean Van Dommelen’s crunchy white boy blues all collide together creating their sound. Lane’s charismatic presence and ability to get asses out of their seats and the underlying lyrical message of hope, empathy, and love live up to the title of the band’s new single, “COME ON”, a catchy, edgy rock song that’s a piece of sugar coated power pop!
SA would love to have you review/play our song and let people know what you think. The band is also available for interviews and would love to hear your feedback.
Strangely Alright Info:
www.strangelyalright.com – Band Website
www reverbnation.com/strangelyalright – ReverbNation
http://www.youtube.com/user/StrangelyAlright1 – You Tube
https://twitter.com/rlbarger – Twitter
www.facebook.com/strangelyalright – Facebook