Track of the Day: Jeff Symonds – Emily

After taking the backseat for almost three decades in dozens of musical projects, Jeff Symonds has decided to step out and embrace the spotlight. With his introspective lyricism, engaging melodies and grin-provoking attitude, Symonds is winning the hearts of anyone who hears his music. Following his well-received debut album riverrun, the US-based multi-instrumentalist received critical acclaim from Rising Artists Blog, Sinusoidal Music and Phork (to name but a few). In fact, we sat down with him in January to discuss his musical endeavours (read the interview here). The latest addition to his repertoire is the single ‘Emily’.



With his unique breed of rock and roll, Jeff Symonds explores all experiences in life ranging from adolescence to adulthood celebrating our existence. The first single after releasing his debut album riverrun, ‘Emily’ is pure rock and roll gold with powerful guitar riffs and pounding drums effortlessly fused in a toe-tapping melodic arrangement. Flowing with a strong 70s rock influence, there is a certain sonic nostalgia in the track; however, it also includes a contemporary alt-rock undertone. Think Led Zeppelin with twinges of Kings of Leon beneath the foundation and you’ll have an idea of what ‘Emily’ is all about. Alright, more Led Zeppelin than Kings of Leon… Either way, it’s a rocking tune!

HIgh-paced and enthusiastic, the track explores relationships with a jovial sound but a melancholic perspective. Yes, the track has an energetic bounce but there is far more depth in the content. Symonds shares that “‘Emily’ is a song about what gets said, unsaid and implied in a relationship that isn’t working.” Profound, definitely, but there is laughter within the melody that seems to ease the tension and Symonds finds “…a way to dance all over your problems.”

Along with his single, Jeff Symonds released an official music video for ‘Emily’. Please note that this video contains strobe-like lighting effects that can cause seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.


THIS VIDEO USES STROBE-LIKE LIGHTING EFFECTS THAT CAN TRIGGER SEIZURES IN PEOPLE WITH PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY
VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

For more from Jeff Symonds check out his official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

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