Radio Drive is a blend of alternative rock and pop music influences. With the release of 4 independent CDs, Kevin Gullickson, with his solo project Radio Drive, has received rave reviews, radio play around the world alongside major artists and has had his recordings produced by Chris Garcia (whose credits include gold and platinum recording artists Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Santana and more), as well as Stuart Epps (whose credits include George Harrison, Elton John, Bill Wyman, Oasis and more). Signed to the acclaimed management team – Artista Group – Kevin is set to scale new heights as he moves his career into the next gear.
A few months back we reviewed the Radio Drive song, “A Taste of Heaven”, produced by Chris Garcia. Discovering a single that clearly showcased how passion, talent and professionalism reveals quality artists like Kevin Gullickson. We recently had the pleasure of catching up with some more tracks by this phenomenal artist, including the single “Humanity” produced by the legendary Stuart Epps.
If you can appreciate an artistic statement of spirituality in a world of stone and savor sweet melodic vocals harmonies that enhance metaphysical lyrics, “Humanity” by Radio Drive may soothe your soul. This is a wonderful power-pop song by an artist showing us the path to enlightenment. The song is beautifully arranged within a tapestry of gentle but powerful sounds that support the soaring but almost heavenly vocal and choral interludes that build to varying climaxes.
Radio Drive aka Kevin Gullickson is one of those musicians that you can’t help but notice. Especially if you expose yourself to the EP, “A Taste of Heaven” which is a natural evolution of Radio Drive’s sound with new flourishes and techniques that reflect the growth and maturity of Kevin Gullickson as a recording artist – A good example being the epic-sounding track “Footsteps” which was accepted for Grammy consideration in the Rock Performance category. The solid production, consistent songwriting, and flawless execution are hard to deny or even ignore. The one exceptional trait that is ever-constant in Radio Drive’s music is the melody and vocal harmonies. Hardly will you hear full vocal arrangements like this on modern-day pop or rock records.
But Radio Drive also has a harder rock edge which can heard in the crunchy guitar riffs of “Borders”, while “Who You Are” splendidly displays the wall of synth orchestrations that join the guitar sounds. These songs succeed on every category that all great pop-rock albums share. Energy and excitement is brought together with thoughtful, well-crafted arrangements that prove so refreshing in today’s computerized music market.
There are artists and musicians that reach the bliss of joyful perfection in one or two songs…if they, and we, are lucky. But seldom is such a rich experience so flawlessly presented in an entire set of songs as can be found in Radio Drive’s “A Taste of Heaven” EP and the “Humanity” single. Describing music is almost as futile as describing a great sunset, you’ll have to tune in and experience it for yourself!