Music is a powerful tool. Music has the ability to feel intense emotion just through a few chords of a guitar, a note from a singers voice, or a verse in a song, and that’s exactly what Movements have done in Feel Something. The appropriately titled album serves purpose, the band’s clear mission for listeners to really FEEL something while experiencing the album.
“We want our listeners to hear our music and feel something deeper than the everyday run-of-the-mill emotions,” exclaims Patrick. “We want our listeners to know that no matter what they’re going through there’s someone out there who understands. We want them to know they aren’t alone in their struggles, and no one should have to suffer alone. We don’t care if our music makes you feel sad, happy, angry, confused, or anything in between. All we care about is that it makes you Feel Something.”
The California based band release their first full length album, Feel Something, today on October 20th via Fearless Records. The band consists of four musicians; Patrick Miranda [vocals], Ira George [guitar], Spencer York [drums] Austin Cressey [bass]. The album takes you through a personal journey discussing heartbreak, relationships, and depression.
The album starts off on a hopeful note with “Full Circle,” a song about someone going through a rough time, and finding the courage to change their life around. The spoken word in this track reminds us that this feeling isn’t permanent, and you can get through whatever you’re going through.
“And to rid myself of the cloud that would rain down and cause me to slip back into my apathy But I know eventually I’m gonna come around, and maybe it won’t be easy, but it will be worth it, and the results will be profound.”
Relationships are a constant theme in this album. While “Third Degree and Color Blind” discuss struggling with relationships, “Daylily” offers a “light at the end of a tunnel” feel, and is easily one my favorite tracks on the album.
Between the warm tones of the guitar and the silvery vocals, “Daylily” features a dreamy nostalgic sound. The track talks about someone going through a rough time and receiving words of encouragement to know that their struggle and heartache will be only temporary.
“…But the sunrise will come again and you’ll be just fine I think it’s time you had a pink cloud summer You’ve gone too long without a smile.”
Immediately following this uplifting track, is “Deadly Dull,” a song about an old man who lost his wife, but can’t recall her dying due to Alzheimer’s disease. This emotional track touches on a topic many may be lucky enough to not have personal experience with, but one we can all relate to and even begin to understand the pain such a situation would cause.
“Fever Dream” is one of the slower songs on the album. It features a very somber sound from the soft-spoken vocals and the acoustic guitar. This song discusses the struggle of feeling hopeless, and no longer being able to runaway from difficult situations; death being the only solution.
As the album comes towards an end, the tracks become heavier and angrier with “Suffer Through,” “Under the Gun,” as well as “The Grey,” which happens to be the last track on the album leaving a forlorn feeling.
“It’s getting harder to pretend like I’m okay, when there’s this constant reminder being drilled into my brain. I still believe in happiness and I want to find a way, but lately my whole world is being swallowed by the grey.”
This line of spoken word leaves a lost, hopeless ,feeling with seemingly no resolution which a lot of people can relate to.
This album has at least one song everyone can relate to. Personally, I relate to the majority of these songs, which is probably why I love this album so much. Feel Something proves that whatever you’re going through, you’re not alone.
Check out the lyric videos of Feel Something below:
Feel Something is available on the following streaming platforms:
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