One of the most exciting things about running The Other Side Reviews is discovering emerging bands. We find them, we follow them, and before you know it, we are the ones saying, “we liked it before it was cool”. One of these discoveries is UK-based foursome The Trusted. Since our review of ‘No Real Control’ in 2018, we’ve been enjoying the charming group for years. Not only are we loving them, but the lads have received praises from Brash Magazine, Atwood Magazine, Earmilk, Rock N’ Load Magazine, and many more. The latest addition to their discography is the single ‘Millennium’.
Utterly irresistible in everything way, this infectious group are the sonic representation of energetic youthfulness. Following their track ‘Eli’, ‘Millennium’ combines dynamic guitars, pounding drums and underlying synths. With a soothing, melodic arrangement, The Trusted embrace their signature indie-rock sound; however, there appears to be a more upbeat to ‘Millennium’ as compared to ‘Eli’. Superb texturing is seen (or rather heard) as subtle electronics underlie the interplaying guitars and drums.
While I can lay back and lose myself in the melody, it is Tom Cunningham’s vocals that seep into a person’s soul. With strong clarity and bold tones, his mellifluous voice slathers on that charm I was talking about. In ‘Millennium’, he and his crew take on the issue of growing up in the 21st century. The subtle synths in the melody appear to align with reality’s persistent influx of noise and information, while Cunningham voices the vulnerability we feel as adults in this crazy time.
“We live in a time where it’s really hard to switch off and escape the wider world. Everyone wants to be a celebrity and it feels like modern culture worships irrelevant/meaningless content. It’s so easy to lose yourself in an ever-increasing noisy society.” – The Trusted on ‘Millennium’
Profound, poignant, sensitive and sincere, The Trusted once again dazzle me with their intricate music. It’s a bad pun, but we can trust The Trusted to be awesome all the time!