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Lord Sonny the Unifier

Knockout (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

I've reviewed quite a few releases from Lord Sonny the Unifier. He is typically an artist who seems to have his eye both on the past and the future. That's exactly what this new song seems to showcase, bringing classic sounds into a modern sensibility.

This review is available in book (paperback and hardcover) form in Music Street Journal: 2020  Volume 6. More information and purchase links can be found at: garyhillauthor.com/Music-Street-Journal-2020.

Track by Track Review
Knockout

I love the catchy groove that starts this. The cut feels part electronic rock and part Americana as it gets going. There is a bit of a punk edge that joins as it works forward. This is almost like redneck punk to a large degree. The guitar fills have such a great distorted tone to them. This is tastefully raw and chaotic. It's also a lot of fun. After the halfway mark there is a mellower, more melodic bridge. It comes back out of there into the song proper, but later there are some killer keys over the top of the arrangement.

 
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