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The LJC Project - 'It's Over Now'
The LJC Project is something that has been in the works for quite some time. It is the vision of its' creator, The LJC Project. Larry hails from New Jersey ( just outside of Philadelphia). He has an extensive background in writing, recording and performing both originals and covers. Being a fan of a lot of different types of music, Campanella favors hard rock. When it comes to composing music, the hard rock influence is prevalent, but other genres find their way into the mix as well. Campanella has been a member of some notable acts such as "Whitefoxx" and was a founding member of a Philly favorite, the Van Halen tribute band "Skeleton Crew." His playing can be found on a release with "Stone" and on 3 releases with "Next Stop Earth." The idea of The LJC Project is to be a collective, inviting guest musicians to handle various contributions as needed, but for the immediate future, all performances are by Campanella (unless noted otherwise). A great way to introduce you to Campanella's appeal is to check out his song, "It's Over Now" off his album What They Say .
Larry Campanella, the face of the LJC Project, isn’t afraid to catch the listener off guard with a loud, catchy electric guitar riff that gets your blood pumping. A confident drum groove matches the guitar’s amplitude as “It’s Over Now” kicks off. A triumphant 80’s synthesizer hints at what’s to come, and Campanella enters with the first verse. By now, your fingers are scrambling to turn the volume nob upward.
The message behind the lyrics is clear and refreshing. A bold, fearless voice provides an anthem for moving on from the past and pushing towards the future. The energy that
Campanella creates is contagious.
“You gotta try and find the good somehow / It’s over now.”
These are the kind of lyrics one shouts out in the car on the way home from work. An added ‘catchy’ factor in the chorus is the masterful use of vocal harmony that pops in at opportune moments to heighten the excitement and thrill the song seeks to inspire.
Various elements of “It’s Over Now” are reminiscent of the greats of the 80’s, as Bon Jovi and Van Halen come to mind when enjoying Campanella’s harmonic textures, instrumentation, and use of ostinatos. Further evocations arise as we are struck with a spellbinding, expressive guitar solo that shares its entrancing qualities with the work of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
After a final repeated chorus, it is clear that “It’s Over Now” is an instant hard rock classic.
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