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All Poets and Heroes – Cruel, is a retrospective tune about painful emotions, romantic breakups and gut-wrenching honesty

Rob McCall, Corey Jordan Rob McCall, Corey Jordan

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.

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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.

Rob McCall, Corey Jordan

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.

Rob McCall, Corey Jordan, Zack Fitzgerald, Rob Zaccaria and Brian Modafferi.
Rob McCall, Corey Jordan, Zack Fitzgerald, Rob Zaccaria and Brian Modafferi.

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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W. Chris Brown
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W. Chris Brown (aka reemus, aka cosmicsurivor, aka just plain ol' Chris) is the former bandmate of several projects during his time as a guitarist, singer/songwriter, beat sampler and general what-ever-you need guy. Growing up a U.S. military brat, Chris spent most of his adolescence on the road. He's lived in Japan, Germany, Norway, Honduras, and of course the United States. He has a degree in Film and Media Studies from ASU and founded songs4change - a place for music in 2011.

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