You can always count on Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions to enchant you with stellar blues rock flavors and transitions. If you’ve been following their work, you’ll have discovered the diverse avenues of cerebral themes that they manically and melodically embark on. The band has just released the much awaited album, Destiny’s Road; one that they’ve been teasing for the past year with monthly releases leading up to it. Taken from this album ‘The King Is Dead’ a track that delves into yet another pool of rock blues and melancholy. 

The retro references become instantly clear; slights of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin are sprinkled all over the soundscape. With a molten stem of guitar work driving the song, the blues and soul styles that blossom across its soundscape is incredibly stimulating, redolent of Janis Joplin. The riffs and melodies are deliberately mellow, hiking to elevated levels of ambience on the wings of soul vocals and striking shreds. But the melancholy of the theme drips, dramatically pooling and spilling into vocal enclaves and tunnels of melody to both celebrate and mourn a life. Listen Now! 

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to The King is Dead by Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions here –