The Reverent - 'I Wish That I Was Wrong'
Review by Daniel Hoyt & Staff
'I Wish That I Was Wrong' by The Reverent is featured on BWH Music Group’s new release, ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One.’ The compilation album is a collection of 19 original songs in various genres by today's best independent artists and songwriters. Sharing songs about peace and social justice, the artist's songs will ultimately remind you of the importance of peace, fairness, love and unity. Filled with meaningful lyrics and exceptional music, this playlist is an example of how music can influence, and even change, people, movements, and society.
“I Wish That I Was Wrong” is the lead song off the compilation album. This is no surprise. It is a great Indie Rock song that sounds a little like a folk tune from the early 2010's mixed with an alt-rock sound like One Republic. The song opens with a lone clean electric guitar. As the song continues, more is added and dropped in the mix throughout. A harmony vocal reminiscent of folk groups like the Lumineers is added. As the song ends, it reverts back to the roots of the intro with the simple lone electric playing the main riff. The song features Eliezer on guitar and vocals, Col Gray on bass, and the Jones on drums.
The song is a message for people to open their eyes to the world around us. The problems in this world are not just natural disasters, but man made as well and it’s leading up into “the end of the world as we know it.” The song speaks for a dream of peace and prosperity in these trying times. “I see bombs falling on the innocent,” is a thing that we have seen in our everyday lives in the media; however, we do not do anything to stop it because it’s not directly happening to us.
"I see water rising from the ocean I see fire burning down the cities we've built I see mountains falling from the sky I see the end of the world as we know it I wish that i was wrong I wish that i was wrong but the whole world knows it."
This song has a clear message that speaks to the world to stop what we’ve have become. The title itself is a cry of despair, hoping that the world will hear it and take note of its ills.
With the talent of The Reverent, the message will no doubt reach a worldwide audience - "I Wish I Was Wrong" resonates with a fresh folk-rock sound that has mass appeal and a message that the masses need to hear. The Reverent sound a lot like today's next "it" band; they have the sound, the skill, and the substance to go far.
About The Reverent
The Reverent are a new band on the festival scene from Somerset, UK, with their fresh sounding original songs that one cannot help but lose themselves in. Eliezer's powerful vocals are soulful and mindful with guitar riffs that are hooks galore. Col Gray's haunting dark harmonies and groovy, grounding bass lines are integral to the 3-piece band and one will fall in love with the pulsing beats of the world class drummer that is The Jones with his intricate rhythms and techniques.
The Reverent's sound is inspired by bands like Muse, Biffy Clyro and other artists like Damien Rice and Thomas Dybdahl. With anthemic choruses and exciting riffs The Reverent are a band to keep your eye on.
For more information and to connect to the band, please visit them on Facebook.