We recently had the pleasure of reviewing the debut single from alt-piano-rock foursome TWOFEW, a powerful rock ballad titled On The Run, which we found to have “memorable melodies, expert-level production, [and] dynamic and compelling vocals.” This talented group is back at it with the release of their second single, Dreamin’.
The band, consisting of Michael Lazar (vocals, piano) Danielle Lazar (bass), David Lazar (lead guitar), and Erik Fernandez (rhythm guitar), displays a consistent level of cohesion and skill as we dive into their second release. They’ve started to define their sound – a solid rock base with powerful vocals, evocative songwriting, and hints of pop sensibilities. It’s a killer combination, as Dreamin’ is just as strong, if not stronger, than their first release.
The track opens with a melodic piano with some tasteful guitar licks laid over top. Michael’s vocals enter shortly thereafter, and his robust, intense tone is quickly becoming one of our favorite features of TWOFEW’s music. He sings each line with an unwavering authenticity, pouring meaning into the lyrics.
Speaking of the writing, this song tells a wonderfully illustrated story. The band says of the track, “This song is all about a small-town girl with big city dreams, who realizes that sometimes, some things are not all they’re cracked up to be, especially when you’re with an unfaithful significant other.” We can feel all aspects of this description throughout the song, which is written in a straightforward, easy-to-listen-to way – the lyrics are always easy to hear and understand, something that doesn’t always happen in this genre. It’s a classic story for sure, but TWOFEW’s spin on it offers a fresh and inviting take.
With a dynamic build, an effortlessly catchy chorus, and a driving feel to the track that keeps it just on the edge of being a ballad (but never feels too slow), we think it’s safe to say that TWOFEW has done it again. Dreamin’ is another excellently crafted piece of music that’s full of high notes. With plans for another single release in early 2021, we’d be lying if we said we were anything other than excited to hear what’s next for this dynamic group.
BELOW: Listen to Dreamin’ and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support TWOFEW 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!