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SWEET SOUL pulls off interesting fusions without losing sight of punk rock DNA

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In the packed music market where there’s all too much vying for our attention, SWEET SOUL‘s splendid songwriting and smart blend of melodic punk rock, pop and alternative rock stands strong as a worthy listen, and stands out with a fine, original feel. Today, we’re giving you the band’s new EP “Do You Like Good Music?“, with a special track by track commentary below!

Pulling in pieces from many styles of rock and melodic punk, SWEET SOUL surprise with the range they have proven they possess. “Do you like good music?” Sees the band showing both their sensitive and grittier side, and it should stick with you for long weeks!

Is the musical debut of California rockers! The demo release sees the band paying homage to 77 punk through a modern day pop rock filter. These four infectious tunes will surely have you tapping your foot and singing along in no time. / New Morality Zine

Recorded and mixed by Colin Knight at Paradise Records in Orange County, CA; Mastered by Nick Townsend; Artwork by Noah Gracia (@whirlhead); Logo by Dewey (@dewey_312); SWEET SOUL are: Taylor Soul – Vocals; Ian Manness – Guitar; Davis McGinn – Guitar; Kyle Esbin – Bass; Sean Curran – Drums.

“Diggin’ Your Grave”

This song is based around the phrase of somebody diggin their own grave. Meaning to do something that will cause you problems in the future. I thought it would be fun to play off of that. I usually tend to add a lot of well known phrases in my lyrics. It lets me add more from my imagination without having to spell it out. It’s ultimately about somebody who took advantage of me and then ended up regretting it later. Just reminds me that you can’t take back certain things and to make choices with loved ones more carefully.

“Not My Turn”

This song is about being an impatient and self centered person. We all have those traits from time to time. Some more often than others. But we have to do what we can to avoid what might be easier at the time. Everybody will always have to work on becoming a better person.

“Get a Grip”

This song probably has the most interesting backstory of any on the tape. I’ve actually had most of the lyrics to this song written since I was 19. I’m 23 now and they just never fit with any song I had written before. This is actually the first song I wrote for Sweet Soul as well. It was originally supposed to be for my other hardcore band “Head To Wall” but it was “too poppy” for that band. These lyrics fit along with that instrumental perfectly to me when I sang it. That’s pretty much how Sweet Soul started. As for the actual lyrical content, it came out of me having relationship problems when I was 19. And I think you can tell it’s coming from a honest young relationship point of view.

“Some Nerve”

This song may come off as very pessimistic, but I’m really just telling myself to accept what’s happening around me. Whether it be good or bad, there’s nothing I can do about it. As I get older, I’m learning to just enjoy life and make the best of it.


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