UK Alt-Prog Rock Band Milk White Throat is back with a new single! I interviewed them recently for their single “Sleepless” and EP Hierarchy. But today, they release their newest single “Closed Eyes” and I’m very excited about this single! I have to say that this might be one of my favorite songs of 2020! Why? Find out why by reading on!
Make sure to check out “Closed Eyes” by Milk White Throat down below and let me know what you think of the song in the comments!
Why I Love “Closed Eyes”
Oh, my! There are so many things to love about “Closed Eyes”. One of the things that I love about the song is its explosive rock energy. Now, the song doesn’t start off a high-packed, energic mood, but one with a mellow, soft one. It isn’t until the chorus where the song’s explosive energy is unleashed. This energy is something akin to that found in the discography of late 90s and early 00s alt-rock bands like 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, Creed, and Audioslave. This sound is amazing!
And, that chorus is a must-listen! Listen for that addictive guitar solo, with the guitar playing notes upwards in an intricate style, in the middle of the chorus. It is totally electrifying! But, another thing to point out in the chorus is the execution of the melody line, which is shared between the soft-sung vocals and the electrifying yet harsh guitar. Even though the vocals and the guitars are polar opposites, they really balance each other out well to make the sound and mood featured in the chorus strong. The support instruments (drums and bass) also have a part in maintaining this balance, which makes this tune well-balanced.
Finally, I really love how “Closed Eyes” ends. Within the last three minutes, the song’s volume doesn’t dampen nor does it soften. Instead, the song goes into many new directions with a soulful pre-bridge with the vocals, an amazing guitar solo for a bridge, and a recap of the verses’ melody, but with a new twist in the melody. However, the raw emotions, high energy, and the blazing rock sound blaze right until the very last note. This alone makes “Closed Eyes” a powerful song!
“Closed Eyes” by Milk White Throat is a must listen as it is such a powerful rock song with raw emotions, blazing melodies, and high rock energy. It is a powerful rock tune right until the final note. Don7t believe me, listen for the chorus as it is a fine example of how great this song is and why I love this song so much! If you are a fan of 0s and early 00s alt-rock bands like 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, Creed, and Audioslave. you have to check out “Closed Eyes”! But if you not, you still have to check this song out because it is such an amazing song!
Check out the song and let me know what you think!
About the Artist: Milk White Throat
Milk White Throat are an alternative progressive rock band from Brighton, UK. The three-piece consists of Tom (guitars), Guillaume (drums), and Brian (bass/vocals), and draws influences from a wide range of artists and styles. Comparisons have been drawn between bands such as Deftones, Thrice and the band members are quite content with blurring the lines between a number of genres.
Like most aspiring musicians, the band met through the local live music scene in Brighton, playing shows together whilst studying music and performing in different groups in the late 2000s. The name Milk White Throat, taken from a line in Nick Cave’s song “Black Hair” was settled upon in 2010 and prefaced the release of the group’s successful self-titled EP.
As keen DIYers, the self-produced album Death of Beauty was written and assembled between the years of 2011 and 2014 during which time there were some lineup changes with Milk White Throat reducing in size from six members to four.
In 2016, just 6 months after releasing the single and video ‘Under Duress’, Milk White Throat deals with another lineup change, going from four members to the current iteration of the band. Not to be deterred, the trio started working on new music with some changes to the ban’s overall sound, resulting in the EP, ‘House of Fire’.
Following the release of House of Fire, the group set to work on another collection of songs. Now in 2020, Milk White Throat are gearing up to present their latest EP entitled Hierarchy, with debut single “Sleepless”.
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