NEW MUSIC SPOTLIGHT
“Whiskey” by Young Rising Sons
Before last week, I had never heard of Young Rising Sons, a three-member rock band from Red Band, New Jersey. However, someone recommended their new song “Whiskey” to me and after listening to it, I instantly found out I not only liked the song but I was also interested in hearing more from the band.
“Whiskey” is one of those songs that quickly gets in your head and if you’re like me, it’s the perfect modern-edge rock song to listen to on your way home from work. In fact, once I started playing the new music tune, I immediately cranked the volume up to listen a little closer to the lyrics. Then, stopped at a red-light, I put the song on repeat and listened to them again.
Excellent, expressive vocals combined with an important message about the trappings of addiction make this alt-rock tune a must listen. It’s a song with a story, and the haunting vocals of the singers, along with the brilliant guitar riffs and intriguing arrangement, compel you to listen to what they’re saying, and how they’re saying it.
A dynamic song with lots of depth and dimension, “Whiskey” is a song that people need to hear. And if you haven’t heard of this up and coming band yet, like I hadn’t, you’re in for a delightful surprise because they are a fantastic group of rock vocalists who have performed across the globe with artists like Halsey, The 1975, and The Neighborhood.
More about WHISKEY
To be put simply, +WHISKEY- is about addiction, whether it be to a substance, activity, or another human. It’s easy for lines to blur and for your judgment to become distorted when you’re so dependent upon something. You fall into this push/pull routine where you can’t help but continue to come back to the source, no matter the misery it causes. +WHISKEY- is about the moment where you have to say yes.
More about YOUNG RISING SONS
Current Single: Whiskey
Buy/ Stream: Spotify | Apple Music
Hometown: Red Bank, NJ
Record Label: Dirty Canvas Music
Manager: Kirk Harding
Booking: Paradigm Booking Agency
Official Sites: Website | YouTube | Spotify | iTunes | SoundCloud
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
At first glance, Young Rising Sons may seem to be just another Jersey band, raised on Bruce in the ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’. Perhaps, at some point, that’s exactly what they were, but Young Rising Sons has grown into a family, with its foundation rooted in resilience.
On a moody fall day in the East Village, bassist Julian Dimagiba & drummer Steve Patrick stumbled into a dive bar and caught Andy Tongren performing an acoustic set. The two realized that Tongren, an Ohio-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist, was what their band needed. They had instant chemistry, and the newly formed Sons threw themselves at the NYC and NJ circuits. After beginning to develop a humble, yet loyal fanbase they met producers Shep Goodman & Aaron Accetta.
In 2014 Young Rising Sons signed with Goodman & Accettas’ production company, Dirty Canvas Music, and released ‘High”. It garnered the attention of fans and industry executives alike. The band ultimately signed with Interscope Records and released their self-titled EP shortly after. Following their signing, Young Rising Sons played to the world through placements in Toyota, Pepsi & Hulu commercials, trailers – like Universal Picture’s “A Dog’s Purpose,” the Guitar Hero video game, and ESPN broadcasts of NCAA Football.
They have performed across the US, Canada, and the U.K. with the likes of Halsey, The 1975, & The Neighbourhood. From 200-cap shows at Bowery Electric, to a field of 20,000 at Firefly, the Sons fans have grown with the band. After a short hiatus, Young Rising Sons makes their long awaited return with ‘+WHISKEY-‘ in hand. A statement piece produced by Brooklyn new-comer Jonny Fung, touting a new twist on the bands acclaimed sound.