During Wake Me Up, Ryan Black is able to call back to the alt-rock of the 1990s. With nods to the Goo Goo Dolls and The Wallflowers, Black will interest listeners; a fuzzy guitar lays bold strokes down while the on-point drumming keeps the composition moving at a solid pace. Ryan’s voice is special here in that it tells an emotion-packed narrative while blending in well with the guitar lines. There’s an organicness to Wake Me Up that represents the perfect counterpoint to the distortion-heavy front side of the song. Wake Me Up’s melodies will stick with listeners long after the track ceases to play.
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