Audio Premiere: GIZMO Debuts New Track "Sameness: Book Of James"
Kenneth "GIZMO" Rodgers returns ahead of his upcoming show at Rockwood Music Hall with Casey Benjamin and Big Yuki to drop the brand new track "Sameness: Book Of James" The latest from GIZMO follows the recent release of his U.S. tour dates. The song's serpentine theme blooms as GIZMO's bass opens the recording before the band jumps in with a driving pace. The frenetic rock of "Sameness..." is juxtaposed with floating breaks that find the band laying back in the groove to give precedence to the lyrics written by GIZMO, Daniel Woods and Jordan Padilla, which eschew fitting in to chant down the regimented, homogenous and more painful parts of life.
The track, which boasts a sidewinder of a guitar performance from Ilan Bar-Lavi, also features Mitch Henry on keys and synths and Jonathan Newman on drums. A children's chorus featuring Randi Parker, MeKayla Dawson and Jayce Williams rounds out the production and adds a particular gravity to the track as their voices emerge from the grey of the sometimes jaded narrative with a plea to seek the beauty and embrace the diversity in all. Check the track below to listen to "Sameness: Book Of James." Download the track via SoundCloud. Scroll down to check out the flyer for GIZMO's show at Rockwood on September 10th. Purchase GIZMO's The Middle EP via iTunes. Get more details on the show via REVIVE. Stay tuned for more.