- Bryon Harris
Bill Abernathy - "More Than Meets the Eye"
Written by Patrick Joseph and Staff
BWH Music Group and World National Indie Radio (WNIR) are hosting 'Songs For Change' radio special during the month of November. Music can influence, and even change, people, movements, and society. Sharing songs about peace and social justice, will ultimately remind the world of the importance of peace, fairness, love and unity. Bill Abernathy's song "More Than Meets the Eye" is one of the amazing songs that will be featured on this special radio program.
“More than Meets the Eye” is simultaneously fresh and reminiscent of revolutionary music. Harkening back to the heyday of rock, this song combines flavors of “Creem” “Black Sabbath” and “Jethro Tull” while maintaining an original sound. Listeners will fall in love with the creative arrangement of the choruses, which pack such a harder punch for being uniquely orchestrated. The combination of a bold drum pattern, energetic acoustic playing, overdriven rhythm guitar, and soaring lead guitars spark a fire that burns as fuel throughout the song. Extreme dynamic peaks and valleys compliment courageous sections which are varied but cohesive.
Lyrically, “More than Meets the Eye” contains themes pertinent to today’s political landscape, especially within the context of partisan news. “Decisions based on biased lies, determining who lives and dies, who’s freedoms are lost, who’s justice is blind.” Abernathy also directs criticisms towards politicians: “When leaders dictate sacrifice, When freedom is lost to compromise, There’s More that Meets the Eye.” These lyrics are delivered with a bold, “speak truth to power” energy.
“More than Meets the Eye” is a well thought out musical statement. Abernathy demonstrates a precise command over the unfolding of the song. The vocal performance is alternatively sensitive and harsh, always honoring the lyrical content and enticing the listener. There is an obvious commitment to the message of the song and an expertise on display which results in an imposing slice of music. Ornate melodies, rhythms, guitar fills, and a passionate message result in an impressive and energizing song. You’ll be glad when “More than Meets the Eye” meets your ears.
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About Bill Abernathy
Kansas City, MO singer-songwriter BillAbernathy has released a string of successful singles and albums, starting with 2017’s Find A Way, featuring the #1 Roots Music Chart single, “Goodbye Will Never Come Again.” Abernathy continued his streak with another hit album, Crossing Willow Creek, which included the politically charged radio hit “Cry Wolf,” as well as 3 other international hits. All totaled, Abernathy’s music has been streamed more than 1 million times. This is a testament to the connection that Bill has found with his fans, cultivated by countless livestreaming performances and a successful 2020 pre-Covid Southwestern US tour. Now, BillAbernathy returns with his first new music in two years. “More Than Meets The Eye” is another politically astute release, targeted at both the news media and members of the government.