Reverse Order is a national touring Pop-Rock band. They’ve headlined many events, were a finalist on America’s Got Talent, have a Grammy nominated single (Go), and have supported acts like Third Eye Blind. These guys have gathered together their musical talents to make an awesome pop-punk-rock outfit! Their songs are catchy and leave you wanting to hear more.
Compared with the band’s previous releases, this latest single, “Set Me On Fire” leans more toward dance-pop, with shades of Dubstep influences mixed in for good measure. No doubt, whatever the style, Reverse Order continues to make awesome, listenable…and now fully danceable music!
The song is infectious and you’ll find yourself humming the tune frequently. Sure, you will have to put your preconceptions aside before listening to this, as Reverse Order move ahead and change direction compared to their past singles, Ep’s and Albums. They have adjusted their tone to reflect a more maturing club-going audience, making a large leap away from their pop-punk-rock roots.
However, no need to worry, if you’re an ‘old school’ Reverse Order fan. On “Set Me On Fire”, RO may have changed the verses, intros, breakdowns and build-ups to how they usually construct a song, but the choruses are still the same thumping, rocking anthems that run through most of their catalog.
Whether this is to be an epic change from the Pop-punk-rock orientated melodies of “Made In America”, or just a genre-breaking interlude, to fleetingly tread the trendsetting waters of the gigantic electro-dance wave, that sky-rocketed Maroon 5, really makes no difference, as Reverse Order seem equally at home performing both!
In other words if you’re looking for this year’s summer soundtrack, this is the single for you.It’s fun, it’s catchy, it’s danceable and most of all, it’s rockin’! Reverse Order took the time to give us a release worth picking up. Not just listening to, but owning.
There is something to be said on the craftsmanship of this single too, the song sounds masterfully produced. Everything is blended effortlessly, with cascading synth riffs, powerful vocals, and bouncing choruses moving all over the place.
I feel a producer should always take a band in a new direction, in terms of sound. No one record should replicate another. The most meticulous engineered album can still fall victim to sameness. This happens to a lot of bands, but not to Reverse Order.
I don’t have the production credentials of “Set Me On Fire”, but certainly Reverse Order have not fallen victim to the ‘sameness’ syndrome. On the contrary this record is incredibly produced and overall, the instrumentation is impressive along with vocals that can be understood by the average music listener.
This is definitely a new side to Reverse Order and it’s fantastic; easily one of their best pieces of work to date. Highly recommended!