Quick Look #1
Promises for a Better Life by S.a.x.
The album title and subject matter here sure feel timely, no? With America completely a shambles in some regions, and a certain little pandemic interfering with many facets of life that were once taken for granted, the album doesn’t exactly seem to be honing in on any cause for optimism. Luckily, that’s not the case.
Sure, the initial message may be dour — but underneath that is an album able to shine a light on hidden pockets of optimism. Many of the melodies and sounds harken back to a pre-9/11 corporate America. Back when things were “good.” This pining for what once came before may be pointless to some, but isn’t it just nice to remember a happier time once in a while?