Quantum Split is the vision of singer Soleil Laurent. Along with her fellow band mates Anthony Anderson, Adrian Read and Ivan Hardy they released America which contains two songs.
First things first she has exceptional pipes. She can sing. The music on the two singles “America” and “Runaway” felt very broad and didn’t push outside of the box. It’s really straightforward rock that was very predictable and yet enjoyable.
“America” starts with a simple chord progression. There’s a blaring guitar solo before settling into a clean guitar riff. As I mentioned the vocals are exceptional and it’s also catchy. The chorus goes into very formulaic hard rock. The song bounces back and forth between going soft and loud.
“Runaway” is a little more soulful. The verse on this song is the band's finest moment. Unfortunately the band goes into fairly basic sound chorus of distorted chords that rocks yet felt predictable and familiar.
I’m rooting for this band because I love the vocals and the band is talented. That being said the band's production (not the recording quality) is not on the same level or as inventive for a top tier artist in 2017. I say with love that they they are going to need to push the production of the music and the possibilities of where rock music can go.
The basic drums, guitar and bass isn’t a bad thing but the songs have to go in unique places if they want to catch traction and stick out a bit more from the crowd. I don’t know when this band was formed but it sounds to me they haven't been around for very long. My best advice is to continue playing together and be focused on finding a signature sound and not be afraid to experiment.
Laurent is a talent with more experience and time could grow into a inspired artist. I hope to hear the group mature into a unique, nuanced sound in the coming years. Godspeed.
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