Holo’s ‘Someone I’d Rather Be’ is sad, pensive pop punk with some decidedly emo tendencies. “Every lyric and note of this song was played with with passion and love for music,” the band says. Their goal, they say, is “to share this feeling with as many people as we can.” There’s a kind of sly, jumpy jankiness that underlies this whole tune. It gives the whole piece a really deep, enveloping sense of anxiety. The chord progressions on here are very well crafted as well. They have a familiar quality, but at the same time these guys aren’t just recycling the work of their forbearers – at least not without shaking things up a little. The vocal performance is strong, but what’s even more impressive is that it comes from the drummer. Singing in a lead role and laying the rhythmic base down at the same time is far from an easy task. This is an impressive group with tons of potential. Check out ‘Someone I’d Rather Be’ below!
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