On Your Side is the newest album out by the alternative group calledÂ A Rocket to the Moon. This band is quite talented and are able to write some Â ”stuck in your head” Â lyrics that complement their upbeat melodies. Â From the first listen, I felt engaged in these catchy melodies that assured me that life would be good – no matter what. Â Many of the songs might sound similar to their first released single,Â Mr. Right, however it’s no mystery to see why fans loveÂ Mr. Right. It’s catchy melody is compelling and I think most people will truly relate to these songs. Most of the songs center around the universal subject of love, an obvious crowd-pleaser, however, every song has a specific message that never feels overdone or trite – either musically or emotionally.
I especially enjoyed the songÂ Annabelle, a moving song that Â confirms the feeling Â that this is a band of ‘real guys’Â - not superficial guys searching solely for good looks or a good time. Â The song portrays a rather sincere guy hoping to find a genuine girl. Â A Rocket to the Moon’s personality seems on display and resonates throughout their CD. Â The lyrics – lyrics which are jointly written by the band – reflect thought and emotion. Â In each song, I was drawn into and believed lead singer and guitarist Nick Santino’s emotion while he pours out his heart. I was impressed by his passion revealed by each of his heart-felt lyrics.
A Rocket to the Moon produces their own, very unique sound, which is not something many bands these days can claim. They are definitely not a band that has to rely on sound effects or gimmicks. Â Instead, ARTTM puts forth genuine talent, hard work, honest lyrics, enjoyable melodies – all backed up with deeply- felt passion. And, to add to the enjoyment of this new release, after having had the real pleasure of experiencing their live show in Chicago at the House of Blues, I can vouch for the fact that A Rocket to the Moon is aÂ band that backs up their record with a beautifully performed and rocked-out live show. Â I would highly suggest you give their new release a listen and by all means, catch them live if you can.