We were lucky enough to be able to hear it today and are delighted to confirm that it’s several shades of absolute brilliance!
For those of you not aware of Gravitonas, it was revealed last year that BWO would be taking a break for a while whilst all three members pursue different projects. And Gravitonas was announced as Alexander Bard’s next musical project. Excitement naturally ensued based on Alexander’s past credentials alone. However, quite a lot his fans were sceptical when it was announced that the band would have a much rockier feel to it than any of his previous musical output. After all, he does synth pop so well, what if we find that his take on rock music just doesn’t appeal as much?
Well thankfully, any concerns that anyone might have had about this are unfounded. The debut single from Gravitonas is as much electro synth as it is rock. But far more important than what genre it belongs to, is the fact that at the heart of it, they’ve got a really great song. It’s called ‘Kites’, and will be released in Sweden at the end of April. It starts off as a haunting atmospheric piano ballad, an electric guitar riff then reveals itself, and then halfway through, a house beat is thrown into the mix. It builds and builds into a crescendo of synth pop rock electro energy that’s subdued just enough so that it doesn’t go into all out dancefloor euphoria.But even more impressive than the music, are the absolute sharp hooks throughout. ‘Kites’ seems to be without a chorus, but it’s not an issue, because each melody used is so catchy and clear. They give the song an irresistable beauty. It’s really quite something.