Adry is a producer as well as a singer/songwriter, whose music is infused with inspirations from artists such as Nirvana and John Lennon. His first album Rule of Sadness, which was released in 2009 had over thirty thousand Internet downloads, making Adry a web-hit over night. Since then, he has been performing all over the world and gaining a sense of self-awareness as an artist. He has now released his latest album Blue Lights, from which the song “Janie” has entered onto both the MTV and VH1 music video playlists.
Blue Lights is a non-stop train of tasty, ear-pleasing rock candy. Assaf Adry has an excellent ear for melody, even if some of his musings seem to be, more or less, similar to The Beatles and their British Invasion contemporaries. If you’re a music lover who is lamenting the lack of Britrock spin-offs currently in the popular music pantheon, or if you just want some solid, good-old fashioned rock n’ roll, look into this album.
Adry is an expression of raw musical talent. His songs are a mix between soft and loud, direct and defiant; the lyrics are emotionally descriptive and sung with feeling. The tone shifts from hard-driving, almost fierce, from “Frozen Heart” to the more introspective “Janie” and “Meanwhile”, but even in its introspection, Blue Lights remains powerful, direct and defiant.
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From the explosive snarling Ep opener, which trails off into the successful “Janie”, then onto the mid-tempo rocker “Blue Lights” ,this album encompasses the mood of a rock generation. Adry’s vocals are consistently working the grind, shining especially on the achingly sweet “Meanwhile”, and the supercharged arrangement “The Meeting”.
The moment you hit the play button, you are engulfed into a pleasure of great song writing, catchy tunes, and layers of synth and string arrangements, crunchy guitar rockers, swaying yet powerful ballads, and the overall bravado of Assaf Adry.
A uniquely old-school rock and strangely modern compilation, Blue Lights is full of subtle sounds and fury. Hard fast-paced rock laced with the poetical humility of a medieval troubadour. It reaches down like the roots of an ancient cypress, far-reaching and eternal; looking back and forth with wonder, restraint, and little anger.
Here the power of amplified music is overpowered by the quiet fury and sensitivity of Adry’s odyssey in sound. All in all Blue Lights reminds me of the British rock royalty of old, combined with a hefty dose of modern alternative rock.
Overall, a great pick for those who wish to return to the good old days of rock and roll. This album is certainly a piece of rock progression for Adry, but musically it harks back to the days when an entire album was true music, no filler included.
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