Single Review: The Driver Era – A Kiss/Forever Always

The Driver Era (stylised as THE DRIVER ERΛ) are a Los Angeles based alternative rock duo made up of brothers, Ross Lynch on Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar and Rocky Lynch on Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals. The band is formed from two core members of the now defunct band R5, which also featured additional members of the Lynch family, specifically Riker Lynch and Rydel Lynch as well as their close friend Ellington Ratliff. Interestingly enough despite The Driver Era being its own distinct creative project their brothers (and fellow former members of R5) have joined them when this band has been touring. Today, I will be reviewing their singles ‘A Kiss’ & ‘Forever Always’ which were released on 25th October 2019, also in the next few days I’ll be reviewing their latest album ‘Girlfriend’ so keep an eye out for that. 

‘A Kiss’ opens with an ambient melody that sort of builds around you, blending into strings and percussive beats, the melodic harmonies of one half of the vocals counterpointed by the harder, harsher delivery of the other half. I really like the intermix between the two, it creates a really nice melody that you just get caught up in. I’ve only recently discovered the band but after hearing this track I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for them in the future. 

‘Forever Always’ opens with guitars, blending atop one another, creating a really strong platform for some sensational, soulful vocals to flow forward. I really like the energy to this track, it has a nice build to it and a strong forward momentum that really works well for it. Again I have to comment on how well the balance of vocal styles and deliveries works for the track, really making something memorable. 

So that’s what I thought of The Driver Era’s singles ‘A Kiss’ & ‘Forever Always’ and if you want to check them out for yourself then head on over to Spotify. While you’re at it, make sure and check out their website, and support the band by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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