This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Overnight Reputation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
When you talk about rock and roll, everyone focuses on the guitars and for good reason: Guitars are awesome. Who doesn’t love a great rock song, with those guitar solos and screaming notes and all?
But so much more goes into making a great hard rock song. I was listening to this song “Silent Runner” by a new rocker I found, this guy Arthur Falcone, (who by the way, is a guy whose music you should probably just bookmark. I’ve been listening to it almost nonstop since a friend told me about him. He absolutely nails great rock and roll.) What I noticed most about Silent Runner was the keyboards that introduced it. They were those awesome, hard-rock, 70s-sounding keyboards that led into the song and then throughout the rest of the song you can sort of make them out under the rest of the music, even as the guitar comes in and out and Falcone does that sort of slinky hard-rock singing that you know is going to just cut loose.
The song is hard to describe; you’d do better to just listen to it (find a cut on Youtube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63SC8G598uI), and when you do, pay attention not just to the rockin’ guitar but the rest of the music. If only because, hey, man think of that keyboard player off to the left there, nobody ever shouting his name.