Zander Bleck “Battlecall”

Battlecall starts with a strong, impassioned set of vocals. While the instrumentation takes a back seat during the first thirty seconds or so of Battlecall, when the beat drops, one is left with a powerful pop track that deftly ties together indie, rock, and alternative styles into a wholly engrossing sound. The vocals and production unite to make a track that will take listeners on a journey, all while the vocals soar out ahead like a hawk. Battlecall will be something that fans of performers like OneRepublic or The Killers can appreciate. Keep your eye out for Zander Bleck; I’m sure we’ll hear more from the act in the future.

Zander Bleck “Battlecall” /

Zander Bleck – “Alive”

Zander Bleck’s “Alive” is an epic track. Bleck’s vocals resound loudly over an emotionally intense track that brings in hints of goth and Joshua Tree-era U2. With a harmony that is hard to top, Alive is truly timeless. The careful instrumentation that comprises the backbone of the track stands up to repeat plays. The dynamic between guitar/drum and guitar/vocals are stunning; chiaroscuro (dark/light) is used to great effect here. We were not familiar with Zander Bleck before listening to Alive, but we’re going to have to focus on him a bit more. Alive is a track that can easily crossover between pop and rock stations.

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