On a daily basis, I’m sent hundreds of emails from some of the absolute shittiest bands and artists this planet has to offer. Out of 500 emails, I’m lucky if 3 of them contain music that I’d even consider writing about. So when The Rebel Light sent me over a couple of their songs earlier this year, I was understandably skeptical; but all it took was one listen and I was hooked. (To this day, those two songs are among my top 10 most played songs on iTunes.)
When they sent the songs over, I was in the midst of a writing hiatus and never got around to writing about any of their music. Thankfully, last week band member Will sent me an email to let me know about their newest single, Jukebox Dream.
But, before I write about their new single, I need to point out that the band has an incredibly diverse sound. Song to song, they’ve reminded me of everyone from Remy Zero (blast from the past, right?) to Beach House to the Monkees and even the Beatles. The production is perfect, the vocals are gorgeously emotive and the songwriting is top notch.
The aforementioned latest single, Jukebox Dream, will make you feel as though you’re literally in the midst of one. It’s catchy as fuck and an unabashed nod to sundrenched feelgood 60s melodies. To be blunt, if you don’t like this song, then there’s something seriously wrong with you.
Have a listen below.
The Rebel Light “Jukebox Dream”