MICKY JAMES REINTRODUCES GRITTY 70'S ROCK WITH "Kings" DEBUT
8/12/20 Written By Mia Isabella
Glam rock ‘n’ roller from New York, Micky James, released his new show stopping hit, “Kings”. This retro inspired rock anthem is quickly making its way into our summer playlists. We all know since shows have been currently stopped, James has started a mini web series of covers called “Mick At Nite”. Not only is this is a great way to help get that live show feel we’ve all been craving but also to help us get a feel on James’ musical taste as it features covers such as “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes and “Someday” by The Strokes.
This track right off the bat starts out with a retro sound that pours out a nostalgic feel. In the beginning it starts out with gritty guitar riffs and energetic vocals.
The lyrics “our voices are heard and the kings of the world they ain’t got a thing on us.” makes me feel empowered and not worried about what others think about me. This empowering song is about social and political change highlighting the relationship between the government and its citizens. The guitar solo during the chorus makes me want to bust out my air guitar and start rocking out!
The bridge breaks down with upbeat drums and soft vocals that pick back up with the lyrics “do you feel the heat now in the streets cause we’re cutting your power lines out.” This song makes me feel fearless and powerful. The bold bass lines and pumping drums slowly transitions you to the end of this track. Everything in this song just flows together so well and just takes you away with the harmonious nostalgic vibes. James has never failed to impress me with not only his musical talent, but with how aesthetically pleasing to the eye his album artwork is. The beautifully orchestrated outfits and the color scheme, James has quite the best visuals for his work. This track will leave you feeling like you are king of the world!