Sweet, melodic piano parts are not commonplace in the world of hard rock music, nor are lyrics that read more like poetry for that matter, but Evans Blue marches to the beat of their own drum, so the uniqueness of “Warrior” should come as no surprise.
As an independent band, Evans Blue is not constrained by what most consider the norm. They are free to write from the heart without any outside influence. And if that means creating a sound that can’t be easily pigeon-holed into traditional radio formats, then so be it. They get their fair share of radio exposure, but their career is built on their connection to the fans.
“Warrior” is a song that speaks to you and makes you feel, even if you don’t know what inspired the song, or the meaning behind the lyrics. Frontman, Dan Chandler, delivers “Warrior” with a range of pure emotion. Somber, melancholic verses dynamically transition into passionately defiant choruses.
Vlad Tanaskovic’s melodic guitar solo over a driving rhythm leads into an impassioned bridge and brings “Warrior” to a heart-pumping crescendo. A typical approach would be to drive the song home by repeating the chorus several times, but with Evans Blue, nothing is typical.
The first line of the song – “I, would like a word with you” – is repeated, and the song fades with an unexpected piano cadenza that would normally seem out of place in a hard rock song, but Evans Blue uses it so well, that you’re left wondering why it isn’t more commonplace in the genre.
Check out the recently released official lyric video for “Warrior” below…