Album Review: “Tied Down” by Forever Still

Forever_Still_Cover_Artwork-690x690I’m so excited to do this review!! The band Forever Still is a new band I’ve recently been listening to since last August? I’m pretty sure that’s right because they were last minute additions into my Denmark Tune Tuesday worldwide series last summer! The band consists of three members: Maja, Mikkel, and Dennis. This trio has released three EPs last year, which is how I already know the lyrics of a few of their songs on this album. This album is called “Tied Down” and was released last week. I’ve already made myself a mental note to try and get this sometime soon!

The album starts out with a banger called “Scars” this is one of my favorites! It was the first song I liked when I went looking for the band on Spotify! The songs have a raw emotions screaming throughout each one. I think “Scars” is perfect and I’m not being bias or anything. I really wish I could scream like Maja! I’ve got the growling part down, I’m hoping I can match her screams someday! The second song is “Once Upon A Nightmare” I always love these types of titles! It already gives you mysterious outlook of how the song will sound. It does have a soft, creepy introduction to it. The tempo is sort of slow, it’s not a ballad, but it’s still pretty good! Maja’s voice is very different, she has this country sound in her voice; almost a Stevie Nicks type of voice! It’s completely unique from other female fronted bands. Third is another favorite and I LOVE singing it! It’s called “Miss Madness” and it’s another slow track, but the content of it needs a slower tempo for it to be meaningful.

The next song is called “Awake The Fire” and I love how the guitar sounds in the beginning and the choruses! Ugh! It’s a little intoxicating! When I heard this song at first, I wasn’t really into it. I’ve only heard three times but I just couldn’t get into it as much I liked the sound of it. However, there are parts that I like of it now, so I can’t say I hate it fully. A track called “Breathe In” is next and after you hear Maja yell out the word “go” harshly, you’re kind of expecting the whole song to be heavy and fast and it’s not, well until you get into the middle and she takes a big breath in and screams, then the tempo changes and gets heavy then, but that’s about it. It’s not that bad though! Sixth track is called “Save Me” and this one is another slow but raw song. With this kind of title, there’s like a 80% chance it’ll be slow paced and soft than anything else. I like this one. I feel like they’re ballad-like songs are better because it just kind of takes you away from your daily problems and/or thoughts, you get lost in the songs! Those are always my favorites!

The last four songs starts with “Your Light” and it has the rock sound that everybody loves so much, the perfect soft moments just before the chorus start and beautiful sounds coming from the guitars. I love the soft and slow vocals of it, everything about it is amazing. The next is “Alone” and it starts off with my favorite kinds of intro, slow and ominous and then BAM! The whole thing just picks up and I was expecting it to be slower too, not because the whole album is that way, withe using the word “alone” as a title, you’re just kind of expecting it to be that way! I do like it heavy so that’s a plus! Ninth song is “Break The Glass” and I like this one! Mostly because of the guitars again! I think I might have a problem! The last one is the titled track of the album, “Tied Down” and I like how we started with a banger and end with another one. It has the upbeat sound in the intro and then it’s stripped with only Maja’s majestic voice and a piano, before Mikkel and Dennis finally join in again. It’s a nice mix of instruments honestly. Very good!

I think the album as a whole is very good! Considering they are an independent band, definitely surprised the crap out of me! There are a lot of slow tempo songs on it. Usually I’m not a big fan of those types of songs but I’ve kind of grown to like them recently. If you’re looking for some new rock music you should definitely check out this band. All of their music is on Spotify too!

What do you think of the debut album of Forever Still? Are you glad you have all of the tracks that were released on the EPs in one place? 


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