Philadelphia electro rockers Rob Lindgren (lead vocals/guitar/synth), Jason Reynolds (vocals/guitar/keyboards), and Jeff Ormsby (drums) of Revolution, I Love You released their new single, “Autumn Leaves,” TODAY! It is the first single from their upcoming 2015 record, Black Feathers. The single was released by Monster Entertainment and Redeye USA.
“Autumn Leaves” marks a turn away from the sunny nostalgia of the band’s most recent release, The Atlantic Ocean EP. An electro-rock take on a simple minor blues, the new track revels in its own gritty textures. Breathy vocals, rumbling bass, and blasts of guitar fuzz create a dark, brooding tone that is lightened only by the Latin groove and playful shifts in style.
This new track also showcases an arrangement that is far removed from the verse-chorus-verse structure of much contemporary popular music. “Autumn Leaves” instead follows a blueprint more common to the jazz of the 1940s. It starts off with Lindgren crooning the central melody, veers off into Jason Reynolds’ buzzsaw guitars, and eventually weaves its way through a few more instrumental ideas before coming back to the final vocal refrain.
Be sure to check out “Autumn Leaves” on the band’s Soundcloud page!