The Reverent - 'I Wish That I Was Wrong'
Review Written by Matt Wong & Staff
“I Wish I Was Wrong” is a single by The Reverent. The song begins with a solo electric
guitar intro, with flute trills and hi-hat hits sprinkled in to add color to the hook. The vocals come in with the verse, and are joined by bass and drums. The intro hook returns as an interlude after the first chorus, beefed up this time by the bass providing low end support. The song reaches its dynamic climax in subsequent choruses, before pulling back in the last chorus with a simple but effective instrumentation of vocals, guitar, and bass. The song ends with one final re-statement of the intro hook.
The song’s lyrics are a message to make listeners aware of their impact on world we live
in. With lyrics such as “I see water rising from the ocean,” and “I see fire burning down the cities we’ve built” in the first verse, the band is trying to emphasize the seriousness of the troubling environmental climate. In the second verse, the band highlights the destruction caused by constant conflict, and sings of bombs “falling on the innocent,” and “children running for their lives again.”
“I Wish I Was Wrong” by The Reverent is a simple, yet powerful, and eye opening song.
The song is well written, gets to the point, and listeners of all backgrounds and tastes will find this song meaningful. With “I Wish I Was Wrong,” the band demonstrates impressive
performance skills, intelligent songwriting, and a desire to inspire change in the world.
I Wish That I Was Wrong' by The Reverent is featured on BWH Music Group’s new release, ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One.’ The compilation album is a collection of 19 original songs in various genres by today's best independent artists and songwriters. Sharing songs about peace and social justice, the artist's songs will ultimately remind you of the importance of peace, fairness, love and unity. Filled with meaningful lyrics and exceptional music, this playlist is an example of how music can influence, and even change, people, movements, and society.
About The Reverent
The Reverent are a new band on the festival scene from Somerset, UK, with their fresh sounding original songs that one cannot help but lose themselves in. Eliezer's powerful vocals are soulful and mindful with guitar riffs that are hooks galore. Col Gray's haunting dark harmonies and groovy, grounding bass lines are integral to the 3-piece band and one will fall in love with the pulsing beats of the world class drummer that is The Jones with his intricate rhythms and techniques.
The Reverent's sound is inspired by bands like Muse, Biffy Clyro and other artists like Damien Rice and Thomas Dybdahl. With anthemic choruses and exciting riffs The Reverent are a band to keep your eye on.
For more information and to connect to the band, please visit them on Facebook.