All Poets and Heroes’ latest single, Cruel, is a retrospective tune about painful emotions, romantic break ups and gut wrenching honesty. Still, as brutal as that can be, Cruel‘s earnest melody is a soft safety net of pure delight.
Known for their uniquely ambient, anthemic sound…Rob McCall and Corey Jordan’s latest project aims to challenge listeners to feel, and to feel deeply.AP&H bio
It’s not often that a song conjurings up the essence of prolific composers like Jeff Buckley with such raw and unintentional ease, but the slow pulsating 6/8 rhythm, minimal guitars, fretless bass and subtle piano of Cruel does just that.
From the moment the brush hits the snare, you know you’re in for a treat. The instrumentation creates such a powerful backdrop for the vulnerable and introspective lyrics, that the end result is a folksy-drunken waltz of soulful honesty. The kind of music only a painful heartbreak can create.
All Poets and Heroes was formed in 2015 by Rob McCall and Corey Jordan. The two musicians describe their music as a conduit for human emotions. And after hearing the band’s latest single, I can concur. Cruel is an ambient melody that’s one part heartbreaking, one part soothing, and all parts great. A lush texture of mood, melody and silence…
and contrary to its title, it’s anything but cruel.
All Poets and Heroes’ other members are Zack Fitzgerald (guitar/keys), Rob Zaccaria (drums) and Brian Modafferi (bass). The band is currently based out of Syracuse, NY. Learn more about them on their website allpoetsandheroes.com.
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lush & drifty, gives me that perfect cohen feel.
Wow, this was different. Glad I gave it a listen.
Wow, this was different. Glad i gave it a listen!