Based in Kyiv, Ukrainian trio In Signs are harking back to the early 00’s rock scene with their new single ‘Knock Knock’.
However, unlike some artists, these guys have a different desire for their music.
“We want to prove that music is not about money, it’s about the passion of your life. I’m a closed person and making music and writing lyrics is a perfect way for me to communicate with people.
…It such a great pleasure to play live some songs which I created from the very beginning. There are a lot of ways to create music but all our songs start from an acoustic guitar and vocals” – Arsen.
With a nice little backstory to boot, I think it’s about time we give this single a closer look.
Now, at the beginning, I was freaked out. An eerie opening greets you like the start of ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson.
Like ‘Thriller’, the song soon had new life breathed into it and it certainly got going. To start, listeners are met by deep tones and a low beat from Arsen and the rest of the band. I wasn’t sure at the start of this one, but stick with me here.
It took my mind back to the early 00’s with the likes of Fall Out Boy running through my head. For the younger ones among us, I’d say they draw similarities to Imagine Dragons. To be fair the, likeness is uncanny. Has anyone seen Imagine Dragons and In Signs in the same room? Just saying…
The track has a real punchy tune, packed with some ferocious energy, making sure you sit up and listen. Every time there’s a high octane chorus or verse, a bassy guitar pulsates your eardrums getting your inner rocker ready.
It really makes me want to jump back in a mosh pit, undo my man bun and get head banging immediately. At the same time, I’d absolutely love to scream this song out from the bottom of my lungs.
Two thirds through, the track changes up slightly with a less heavy vibe. It gives us a different layer to the track, showing that the band aren’t just a one trick pony.
All in all, this is an incredibly professional track with a high quality finish that shines through.
Give them a listen on Spotify to get those rock juices flowing!
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/in-signs/1340508600
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