The stanzas drive into refrains whilst swapping time signatures – moving back and forth, again accentuating dichotomies as the lyrics imply: “Heaven Sent and Halos Twisted.” a driving rhythm unfolding into the vocals that carry into the chorus, “I got where I want you now,” whilst once again toying with times and tempos.
Release Date: 04/29/2014 Label: Imagen Records ________________________________________ By: Alice, Rock Revolt Magazine Co-Founder and Managing Editor Framing Hanley is bringing it. However you care to define that copious amount of “it,” I can certainly tell you at least one thing about it: it’s good! Each song on this album is like a journey, where the path is never circular, and you never see the same scenery twice (albeit similar).
I’m not quite sure the best way of describing what “it” is, but they are bringing it, and they are bringing LOTS of it. The songs change up, and becomes fresh and completely new.
Right at the moment when you think to yourself, “I just heard this on the radio last week,” BAM!
Framing Hanley brings the talent, the passion, and is the gift of the fusion of those elements.
“Simple Life” arrives with a surprising electronic intro, an anthemic syrupy opener that drives into a neat groove.
The heavier electronic effects are complimented by a modern flare, allowing the guitar solo to be more prominent in this song than on any other.drama, with Nixon delving into the song through lyrics and , “I’ve become a shell of the man I was,” in self-reflection. Now, Framing Hanley aren’t reinventing the wheel with this latest, but they aren’t putting out the same old crap that every other band is serving up and trying to feed us either.Framing Hanley comes out with their guns blazing with “Criminal,” and we get to whet our appetites with the flavors of what Framing Hanley is capable of.The tintinnabulation lacing the chorus contrasts with the lyrics and the altering tempos exalt the anthemic nature of the varied refrains.“Twisted Halo”bursts into formation, depicting the ever present variation and diversity which reigns in this album.