Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hearing Lunden Reign's "Confession"

Classic rock needs to be listened to in classic formats, right? I can't answer that, as I have never taken part in the swell of vinyl's resurgence, but it makes sense that important music should be available in important formats (that being something other than digital). In that spirit, we have news to discuss.

Lunden Reign released one of my favorite records of 2015. "American Stranger" was a classic rock record that sounded both timeless and modern, and showed a band that was jumping out of the gates well ahead of the pack. Not only was that record terrific, but it came with plenty of reason to believe that they would only grow into something more impressive as they moved forward. We got a small taste of that with the single release of "Red Wagon", and now the full truth is ready to be revealed.

"Confessions", the follow-up album is complete, and waiting to be unveiled to the public. All that's holding this new record back from immediately taking up residency on your turntable or playlist is the cost of pressing the actual records. To that end, the band has set up a Kickstarter campaign to get the physical records pressed and sent out to you, the loyal listeners.

As someone who has heard the record, I can speak from experience that if you liked "American Stranger", or any form of classic rock that has a strong melodic focus, or even just music with a message, "Confessions" is a great album. Lunden Reign has grown in the years since their first record, and every ring of experience can be heard throughout these songs. In a time when art is disposable, when so much music is written solely for the sake of having new material to play and sell, "Confessions" is the kind of authentic experience we don't get nearly as often as we should.

To find out more about the album and how to get your own copy, including a preview of the music, head to their Kickstarter page.

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