Bongo Boy Records is an indie label with a real knack for finding underrecognized talent in the ever-crowded music scene of today. Rock artist Oblivea is by no means an exception to the rule. This dynamic group has recently released a single titled One More Try. With plans to be included on one of Bongo Boy’s upcoming multi-artist compilation albums, the label has recognized the skill and passion in this group – and we think you’ll be inclined to agree.
Complex electric guitar riffs and gritty distorted interludes lead us into One More Try. The vocals have a hint of that classic early ’00s rock tone with a bit of an edge – gritty and fiery. There’s some strong melodic writing here in both the guitar and vocal parts – memorable guitar riffs and powerful, soaring melodies that complement the intensity of the track. The breakdown at around the two-minute mark shows off some impressive drum chops, segueing smoothly into an equally impressive and intricate guitar solo.
This track clearly comes from a place of emotion for the lead songwriter, Benjamin Kyle. The raw emotion and intensity in the lyrics are present in every measure, radiating through production to performance. The bulk of the chorus a particularly compelling lyrical moment that evokes authentic feelings of hurt and longing:
“No one knows the pain I hold
All I ask is please give me a chance
All I need is one more dance
Please give me one more try”
For fans of gritty, hard-hitting alt-rock, Oblivea will be right up your alley. One More Try is a highly successful blend of hard rock, alternative, and even hints of emo and metal tones – making this a very accessible blend of sounds that will resonate with a variety of modern rock audiences. This powerful track is available now on Bongo Boy Records – and look for it on their upcoming rock compilation album Kryp II Knight Vol. III coming soon.
BELOW: Listen to One More Try and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Oblivea by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!