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Sunsets From Jupiter - 'I'm Alright'

Review by Patrick Joseph & Staff

“I’m Alright” is a bold rocker that explores a diverse array of musical landscapes. The song opens with a pensive acoustic guitar pattern and a spacey vocal melody. This mood is sustained just long enough to fool the listener into assuming the song will stay rooted in one space. The full band entrance is stunning and delightful, injecting a shot of energy and flinging the song into new territory. Listeners will love the “classic metal” sound of the band and the exuberant feeling of the music. The arrangement continuously evolves, demonstrating bold writing choices and instrumental explorations.

Lyrically, “I’m Alright” is mysterious and suspenseful. Delivered with a “broody” vocal feeling that is reminiscent of 90s grunge (think Alice N’ Chains), an effect of power and darkness is pervasive throughout the track. “Now darling, here the sun is too bright. The clouds are too thin, I’ll always wait for night”. The energy of the music combines with the abstract nature of the lyrics and allows the listener to superimpose their own meaning. “I can lie to myself all I want, but the sun will come out”

Quality production techniques put the listener “in the room” with the band on this track. There is just enough production make the song shine while maintaining a very raw feeling. The amalgam of styles creates a potent blend. A bell curve arrangement bookends the most sensitive dynamics at the begging and ending, leaving the listener with a feeling of a completed journey. “I’m Alright,” though all of its explorations, always feels honest. This song comes off as genuine, and genuinely rocks.

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About Sunsets from Juniper

Sunsets From Jupiter is an alternative rock band formed by Andrew Ahlborn on drums, Tom Hicks on bass and Clay Kunego on guitar and vocals in Middletown, NJ in 2018. Andrew, Tom and Clay had been playing together in cover bands and school projects for a couple of years when they decided to form a new band with all original music.

Drawing inspiration from bands like Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, David Bowie and Pink Floyd, they wrote original songs and recorded a self titled garage style EP in the summer of 2018. With new music in hand, Sunsets From Jupiter started playing local venues in Red Bank, NJ and Asbury Park, NJ. Looking to fill out their sound, Danny Mitchinson joined the band full-time as a second guitarist in early 2019. With the lineup set, the band continued to refine its sound by playing more shows and writing new songs. In August 2019, the band entered the studio to record their full-length debut album, An Alien Feeling. The 10 song album incorporates influences from grunge, rock and even disco beats at times.


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