I was introduced to Denver, Colorado’s, Resonance, through a mutual friend. I had no idea what to expect going into their EP “Solitude,” but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The song writing is solid as is the production, which is slightly raw…just the way I like it. “Solitude” was produced by Jeff Kanan (Kelly Clarkson/No Doubt), and his engineering expertise does shine through on this EP. The songs are gritty and emotional, which is just what you would hope from a band that lists grunge and hard rock bands of the 90’s and early 00’s as their primary influences.
“Solitude” offers up 5 tracks of post grunge, hard rock bliss. Also, it does not hurt that lead vocalist, Danny Pappas, can sing out! I strongly recommend that you check out their EP if not just for the fourth track “Forfeit The Roses.” I found that, if there is an actual formula to writing a good song, they certainly hit the nail on the head with this one.
By listening to “Solitude,” you can tell how tight the band is and that they have a very distinct vision of what they want their music to be. I do feel that there is a downside to point out though. Maybe, just maybe, they played it a bit too safe with this EP. The members of Resonance are very versatile musicians, and I feel that a future record from them should offer some heavier and/or up-tempo songs since “Solitude” strings along on a pretty even keel throughout.
Still with only that one little quibble, Resonance’s “Solitude” is quite an impressive EP and they should be extremely proud of it. I, personally, am glad to have been introduced to them. Please purchase “Solitude” EP directly from their website by clicking on STORE over at: