fbpx

Great Highway Releases Their Fifth Album “Into the Sun”

Great Highway released their fifth studio record “Into the Sun,” a concept album taking place among the stars, featuring a cross-reference of pop, 80s synth wave, jazz, contemporary electronic dance music, and rock. Lush vocal harmonies and crunchy mastering push this record into the fore.

I suppose the saxophone is a little upfront for my tastes, yet without it, the record loses a major piece of its identity. I did find the record achieves its goal eventually. After listening several times to this collection of vibrant and forthright songs, I am possessed by a need to see the band live, in a place where the limits of the stereo field do not exist. It should be heard in concert to truly experience the energy and intensity of Great Highway’s full-spectrum, high-energy ensemble.

Each song on this album is named after various solar system and earthly elements. From the anthemic opening track, “Magnetic” to the catchy and rhythmic pop epic “Fall,” the listener begins to feel awash in the themes being explored. I sense a strong intersection of personal relationships within the field of celestial bodies. The album juxtaposes personal life and hard-lived heartache, with the constant tension and release felt as it roars around the sun.

This is an album worth listening to multiple times. I honestly did not like it at all on first listen. What are they after? But like most works that seek to break down our sense of artistic boundaries and genres, we often are shocked before we are awed. I thoroughly enjoyed the 7/19 release “Into the Sun” by Great Highway, and I look forward to hearing what you think!


About the author

Leon Rosen is a San Francisco based Artist. He writes music which is emotional, sad and sometimes cynical.

Upcoming Meetups

Promotions

Recent Posts

2022 R&Baylist: What The Bay Area Gave Vocally in 2021
January 19, 2022By
22 Bay Area Synth Bands to Follow in 2022 by Remi X. De Vice
January 17, 2022By
Not a Top 10 Bay Area Hip Hop Artists List For 2022
January 5, 2022By

Top Articles

22 Bay Area Synth Bands to Follow in 2022 by Remi X. De Vice
Rolling Loud Festival 2021 Lineup • California
Top 12 Bay Area Hip-Hop Artists to Follow in 2021
Top 20 Los Angeles & Southern California Bands of 2020 by Ian Stahl

Promotions

Mailchimp Signup

Mailchimp Signup Form

Promotions

X