Slamming guitar riffs, diverse vocals and intense percussion. These elements come together brilliantly in Mechanical Roots’ track ‘Day Dream’.
From the beginning of the track, the listener is greeted with a distinct guitar riff that shakes their attention. Soon after, you are met with the rough yet earthy vocal tones that pull you into the alt-rock black hole. This remains consistent for some time before the bridge hits. The bridge really gives the track a new dimension, as the vocals and instruments all become subdued and provide the track with a ‘soft’ centre as it were.
As you’re just drifting into this comfortable limbo, you’re pulled straight back out with the sound of built up drums and some major guitar shredding! This combination of guitar and drum solo really allow the listener to experience the skills the band has to offer. This song definitely has the key elements of a classic alt-rock song; catchy lyrics, major shredding, drum/guitar solos and punchy vocals that add depth and feeling to the track.
Overall, Mechanical Roots have created a track that clearly pulls inspiration from the likes of the ‘Foo Fighters’ and ‘Kings of Leon’. It has the key/classic elements and format of an alt-rock song that packs a punch! An effective ‘motivational’ track suited for any workout playlist.