Writer's Pick: I Am Fighting
There are few things better in life than discovering amazing, brand new music. With that being said, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite band. Joseph Gehrmann, Dominick Gaglio, Dan Tretola, Joe Static and Walter Dicristina (not pictured) make up the pop/rock outfit I Am Fighting. This bold gang of New Jersey(!) musicians have been writing and recording for the past eleven months in order to present us with their EP, All The Ways We Can.
The hauntingly beautiful and [lastfm]OneRepublic[/lastfm]-esque “lost.and.losing” is my personal favorite but it’s just as easy to fall in love with the insanely catchy “Believe, Believe” or the powerful “Ghost“. I dare you to listen to any one of these songs and not have it stuck in your head for the rest of the day. The group has managed to marry true intimacy with radio-ready choruses and that’s no easy feat. Their songs are irresistible, heartfelt and full of promise.
I Am Fighting doesn’t try to win you over with glossy nonsense or tacky studio gimmicks. They just give you honest music that they have poured their hearts and souls into. It’s the kind of thing where you can just listen, smile, and say to yourself: “damn… this is a really good song.” Their sound is extremely refreshing in an age where most artists have forgotten what it’s really all about: the music. They’re local guys who you can actually understand and relate to and that may certainly be something true music fans are yearning for. (I know I am). The best part is that their songs can be enjoyed universally (in other words, your mom won’t be screaming at you to turn down the music because she actually likes it too.)
The most beautiful art comes from those who believe that art is a necessity to life; those who live to create and create to live. The I Am Fighting boys are most satisfied creating and playing songs that they truly believe in – not songs that are just passable, but ones that are exactly what they want them to be. All The Ways We Can is a triumphant and enthusiastic album. It’s available September 28th.
Check out my new favorite song below!
I Am Fighting – “lost.and.losing.”
This band is going to be HUGE so check them out and download their songs now so you can say you knew them before they were big!
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