The Licata Brothers- “Since You Went Away”
Review by Patrick Joseph
“Since You Went Away” is a driving and uplifting piece of music. Lockstep vocal harmonies and timeless songwriting techniques give this song lively, infectious energy. Incredible talent is on display from multiple angles on this engaging track. Vocal performances are phenomenal while the band is absolutely on fire. The overall build in dynamic energy will have you hooked and begging for more.
Lyrically, “Since You Went Away” is a homage to cherished memories.
“When you’re here, Clouds disappear, When you're here, I have no fear.”
The intensity of the musical accompaniment injects these lyrics with poignant emotion.
“In the night I call your name, Reminiscin' your embrace, Only you can ease the pain Since you went away.”
These powerful sentiments are delivered with energetic passion.
The arrangement of “Since You Went Away” showcases the many talents of this outfit. Dynamic shifts between sections are expertly done. A breathtaking guitar solo is supported by an incredible rhythm section which provides instrumental flourishes throughout the song. Vocal harmonies are amazing and a “late in the game” key change puts the icing on the cake. Basically, “Since You Went Away” is a fantastic rock song.
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About The Licata Brothers
The Licata Brothers are an inspirational rock duo from Arcadia that has been playing in the greater Los Angeles area for over ten years. Jimmy and Tony Licata, starting their music careers at ages 12 and 9 respectively, grew up on classic rock and roots music, performing in the San Gabriel Valley and gradually expanding their radius to the rest of LA and even around the world (Canada, Iceland, and Panama to name a few). Their most recent album, Kindle the Flame, is available on all streaming platforms and they are currently hard at work promoting the first two singles off their next album, set to release on June 18th of this year. Being half-Peruvian, they are known to sing popular songs in Spanish as well as in other languages (Mandarin, Persian, and Tagalog). The Licata Brothers strive to blend the music they grew up on with more contemporary styles of music while having an uplifting message that has a positive impact on society.
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