Friday, December 16, 2022

Blame It On The Blues: Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions Release ‘(Made It) Another Day’

Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions know no bounds when it comes to genre. Stepping outside the box in the latest track  ‘(Made It) Another Day’, the band excellently blurs the lines between rock ‘n’ roll and blues, proving they are a force to be reckoned with.

Spinning their magic around Salt Lake City, Utah, Gary Dranow teams up with the talent of Sherm Tate on bass and vocals, Marty Steinberg and Jethro DeFries on drums, Jerry Manfredi on bass and the driving force of their musical direction and Tommy Mars on keyboard. The result of this team? A collection of songs that provide comfort to those who are also walking a difficult path. 

‘(Made It) Another Day’ opens with long, drawn-out guitar riffs that are dense in texture and slowly build up to set a somewhat sombre mood. Seeming to be a blues-fuelled track, all sense of this is thrown out with a number of jangles added sporadically. It is these deep twangs of the guitar that offer a glimmer of hope and create the perfect blend of blues and folk rock, creating a melody that is both refreshing and nostalgic. 

Using music and the band as a means to cope with his bipolar disorder and the after-effects of having a stroke, Gary Dranow creates a strong message within ‘(Made It) Another Day,’ juxtaposing the darker, melancholy moments faced in life with the realisation of making it through to the other side. This is emphasised through strong, baritone vocals that create a melody and playful sound, this alongside the whimsical guitar playing and drum beats excellently highlight the highs and lows conveyed in the song. 

Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions have released a beautifully crafted and genre-defying piece of music that will have fans coming back for more. 

Ana Joy King 


Image: ‘(Made It) Another Day’ Official Single Cover 

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