Review Date: 05/07/2014
Review By: Jessica Morris
Release Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: [usr 7.5]
New York based singer/songwriter Frank Palangi has been making his mark on the music industry since 2006. A mix of old school kick with contemporary rock flavors, the multi-instrumentalist caught the eye of the band Day Of Fire and producer Roger Masson (Marilyn Manson), resulting in the release of his self-titled EP in 2011. Continuing his route to success, Palangi has gone on to open for numerous bands including 3 Doors Down, Fuel and Trapt; releasing his follow up EP “I Am Ready” in 2013. Featuring Lester Estelle and Noah Henson of Pillar, the EP cemented the singer as a notable and upcoming rock soloist with a sound that will appeal to fans of Creed, Daughtry and Skillet.
With the release of his most recent single “Hope,” Palangi uses his deep, gravely vocal tones to deliver a “positive driving rock single.” The foundation of the acoustic guitar begins the song, establishing the sincerity and wisdom behind Palangi’s words. As the track continues and we reach the chorus, the full force of the rocker’s vocals come in to play. The musical intensity builds and is sustained by the power of his strong and commanding voice as he sings, “Hope is a name I search to find. You’ll keep praying ‘til you hear my reply.”
The addition of strings draws listeners further into Palangi’s empowering and Biblical message. As the instrumental quietens, the spoken word of “You’re alive” drives home the significance of hope and purpose found throughout the track. Ending with the same acoustic sound the tune began with, it is evident that Palangi is greatly skilled at using his rock sensibilities to engage and encourage an audience to “Follow your dreams and have no plan B.”
“Hope” is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon now; and you can grab a free download on CD Baby. Download your copy today and share Frank Palangi’s inspiring rock message of “Hope.”
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