I don’t know much about the artist who calls himself sicky. He has played in a number of bands and recently released 24 days which seems to be a complete solo album. Either way 24 days is a slightly off-kilter rock album. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's experimental but sicky isn’t afraid to take some chances.
The album starts off with “Everythings Electric Just Plug Me In” which is a highlight. I liked multiple things about the song but the thing that got me was the layered vocal harmonies. There's a bit of a late ’80s, early ’90s rock vibe going on especially when he sings “let it begin.”
Up next is “Miracle” which is a little more just straight rock.There weren’t too many surprises along the way with catchy verses and a harder hitting chorus. I was a little more intrigued by the beginning of the title track. Something about the initial melody felt like a repetitive mantra and set the pace for a fun, rock song. “Out of My Mind” starts with a prominent beat that will get you moving. I thought the pacing was great especially the way the sheets of distortion come in from the guitar on the chorus.
His vocals were treated differently on “House” at points. It seemed like they were layered with some kind of modulation effect which worked for the song. “Radar” felt like the centerpiece and was the clear standout along with “Everythings Electric Just Plug Me In.” “Radar” starts off sparse with guitar and vocals.
As the song progresses it gets layered with more instrumentation and eventually goes into the most epic chorus on the album. The song is really dynamic as well making the epic moments feel that much more epic. But don't stop there because “I’ll Send You the Dream” and “All In” have some inspired moments as well.
Even though there were a couple of tracks that didn't float my boat I thought the delivery and production was great. 24 days is a solid album that obviously had a lot of work put into it. Take a listen.
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