9.8
Our overall verdict "Excellent"
Musical Composition: 10/10
Lyrics: 9.5/10
Expectations: 10/10
Reception: 10/10

Upstart rock band, TRAMPS, released their debut song “Nashville” this evening.

While the band’s line-up boasts a ton of potential, the group proved themselves worthy of all of the hype within the first few bars of the song. The initial beat and melody hooked the listener from the first measure and refused to let them go until the very last bar.

The intro entices its audience to listen in on a story of hopeless, rebel, musician. It then slowly crescendos into a climax of vocal prowess that some older bands and groups have not yet tapped into.

Lyrically, the song is complex enough to convey a story and a dialogue, but simple enough to be catchy. It is also insanely relatable for any listener. The classic rock vibe gives ears of all ages something to enjoy and have stuck in their heads for the rest of the day. Usually having any phrase of any song stuck in my head is annoying, but I welcome the repeated bars because of the dynamics in the wording and the instrumentation.

From a musical standpoint, the dynamics and the flow are refreshing. “Nashville” does not have any of the stereotypical musical arrangements or structure that would allow it to be grouped into any type of category. By creating it’s own rock, punk, pop fusion it will easily stand out and on its own.

Overall, TRAMPS’ first single has exceeded all expectations. The professionalism of the band right out of the starting gate proves that they will go far. Every band grows exponentially compared to their first release. With as amazing as this song is, I cannot help but be excited to see what the group comes up with in the future. For now though, they have made a new fan.

TRAMPS’ debut single “Nashville” can be viewed here:

http://https://youtu.be/OPeTWhAvelw