Album Review: Gratitude: Gratitude
Gratitude was released on 20th June and is the debut album from US rockers Gratitude, label mates with the fabulous Funeral For Friend. Gratitude are supporting Funeral’ in their current UK tour and so they have a lot to live up to.
The feel of the album is fairly gentle with beautiful aching and screaming vocals brilliantly delivered by Jonah Matranga. Mark Weinberg, Jeremy Tappero and Bob Lindsey provide a combination of soft and blasting guitar whilst several guest drummers are featured on Gratitude.
The Greatest Wonder and Someone To Love are softer ballads, while Drive Away, Last and Feel Alright are gorgeously powerful roaring tracks with the same beautiful tone of vocals. Drive Away would have to be my personal favorite with it’s fantastic opening vocals and upbeat nature.
Gratitude are slightly leaning toward post hardcore, with a bit of a pop feel in a Jimmy Eat World kind of way. It’s easy listening and ideal for chilling out. With an apparently strong live performance and amiable songs these guys can go far.