Alok Pathak – Butterfly

Alok Pathak starts out his latest album Butterfly with Johnny, a rock track that takes equal amounts of 1990s alternatives and the pop-rock of the 1960s and 1970s for influences. A lush instrumentation and epic sound to the introductory track means that listeners will be on the edges of their seats. Where Do U Belong slows things down and showcases the technical skill of Pathak’s playing. The emotion in each guitar strum sets the stage well as Alok’s vocals begins. Hints of Matchbox 20, Filter, and Stephen Curtis Chapman can be discerned here, as well as bits of the early-oughts emo scene (Taking Back Sunday, American Idiot-era Green Day). Another radio-ready track, Where Do U Belong showcases a wholly different side to Alok. Continue reading “Alok Pathak – Butterfly”