Awolnation: The Many Faces of “Sail” Video
One of the weirdest alt-rock hits of 2011, with a giddy blast of metal, blues, dubstep and synths.
While loads of artists have (un)sucessfully tried to move into a more electronic realm, it’s cooling to witness how dubstep have found a new host in the American indie scene, in person of Aaron Bruno. His new project AWOLNATION seems to be a latest product of an ever evolving alternative/indie rock. But not only. There’s much, much more than that.
His latest single “Sail” is definitely one of the weirdest alt-rock hits of 2011, with a giddy blast of metal, blues, dubstep and synths. It’s the kind of song that works, and will continue to be a stand out as long as radio stations can hold themselves back from overplaying it to oblivion.
The whole song is cyclical, using mostly an electronic sound, the song loops really heavy bass and synth over the melodic guitar vibes that reappears one after another. Add some harsh and shabby vocals, that sounds brilliant over a plonky piano riff and well measured backdrop and you will have “Sail”.
Check out his official video below, also have a look at some really creative fan-made videos, that are so good that viewers often mistakenly take to be the original ones.
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