Redrum Society – “Street Fights”
Review by Brandon Watts & Staff
“Street Fights” is a hard-hitting rock anthem that helps voice the frustration and insecurities we are facing in these difficult times. With an explosive start, powerful and clean guitar strumming bolstered by tight, slamming drums, and melodic lead guitar accents make for a gripping first 10 seconds that won’t fail to have you at the edge of your seat.
Keeping this energy, they move into the verse showcasing stellar vocal melodies with a slightly grungy timbre that enraptures listeners in its entrancing groove. The addition of background vocals harmonizing “ah’s” between phrases help to guide and build energy moving toward the chorus.
While the verses give a personal view of how he is feeling and the events that are unfolding around him, the chorus gives a nod to the general feeling of chaos that people had felt ensued from all the events happening around the world. Using the term “street fights” RedrumSociety alludes to the protest, riots, and looting that happened across the nation.
“Street fights come to my city / Street fights come to my town / But I love it and I hate it / Were burning it down / The street fights don't mess around.”
With the incorporation of horns, keys, and a crunchier timber on the guitars, the instrumental arrangement becomes a musical jamboree, inviting you to jam along. The chorus is energetic and memorable allowing it to cement in your head, ready to belt along the next time it swings through.
RedrumSociety recognizes the impact that music can have on individuals when it reflects on the troubles currently facing society. If you are feeling frustrated, confused, or misled, then you will definitely vibe with “Street Fights.”
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RedrumSociety was founded in 2008 in South Florida by four newly made friends (Esperanzo Wilcox, Esdras Reymond, Zach Cohen, and Dylan Lerner) of completely different backgrounds in every sense of the word: families, music, culture, and ethnicity. When they came together, it felt like magic and a brotherhood was formed.
Later on, the members of the band carried out different lives; one of them, Dylan, passed away at the age of 17. Eventually it was only Zach, now living at the time in Santa Monica, CA to continue on the RedrumSociety name and tradition. Zach wanted to embody the spirit of the original lineup. That spirit is an in your face, against the grain attitude. It is music that talks about what we all think, but don’t say. That theme still holds true in all of their songs, even as the sound has evolved dramatically throughout the years. RedrumSociety is funky!
Today, Zach has relocated back to South Florida to be back in touch with his roots. The founding members still remain in close contact and influence the music and help Zach write and style the songs. Currently they have four projects which have reached the pop and alternative charts, with their most recent album reaching number two on the rock charts. During the pandemic they have recorded a new album with the goal of creating a soundtrack for 2020.