- Bryon Harris
Sean Roberto - 'One Last Try'
Review Written by Ionas Finser & Staff
A simple guitar riff opens “One Last Try,” creating a skeleton for the colorful music to come. After eight bars, the song explodes into a vibrant super nova of chill drums, moving chords, and contrapuntal melodies. Sean Roberto’s vocals enter, treating us to the refreshingly honest, reassuring tone. These vocals provide a really nice contrast against the song’s overall somber, retrospective mood.
This mood is accentuated by the artist’s lyrics, which are brilliantly bleak while retaining a sense of tasteful monotony in their delivery. Sean Roberto speaks from the heart when he details his experience feeling worthless, finding hope in one last plan of action.
An essential pillar in the genius of these lyrics stems from the point of view of the song, as it can be interpreted that in “One Last Try,” the artist attempts to console a love one regarding his plight.
“I have to take one more risk
Go it alone, babe
Gotta crawl out of this abyss
It’s ok, babe”
With a sound reminiscent of Nirvana and the Killers, Sean Roberto has more or less nailed his style on the first try. Genuine thought and care has clearly been put into creating music that is consistent with the mood of the lyrics, and this has resulted in a piece of music that is both a pleasure and an emotional journey to listen to. There is no doubt that Sean Roberto has what it takes to make it big with a sound of his own.
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About Sean Roberto
Sean Roberto is an unsigned solo artist, currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sean is not professionally trained as a musician, did not go to music school, and does not come from a musical family - although he is told that his grandfather conducted an orchestra many years ago.
Sean grew up listening primarily to alt-rock bands, most of them British - Oasis, Nirvana, The White Stripes, The Killers, and the Arctic Monkeys are some of his favorite bands. He has an unhealthy obsession with The Beatles and David Bowie, as well as a love of electronic groups such as Crystal Castles and Depeche Mode. This is mainly due to his father burning British electronic music onto CD-RW’s and playing those choppy discs in the car for Sean’s entire childhood.
Sean did not begin writing songs until his mid-twenties (he is 25 now). Although he grew up loving music more than anything else, Sean tried a variety of careers - including filmmaking, videography, being a YouTuber, pro wrestling writing, and placing losing sports bets before realizing that music was actually the safest career of all of these. Using YouTube and Wikipedia to learn music theory, Sean wrote the Smile in the Dark EP. Inspired by The White Stripes, Sean dedicated each song to one of his favorite musicians.
Sean’s main goals as an artist are making great music, building a fan-base, and getting into a drunken brawl on a ferry to Amsterdam - just like his hero Liam Gallagher. Sean thanks you very much for reading this, and encourages you to listen to some tunes while you’re here.
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